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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620547
Title:
Astronauts and Avatars: Travels through the Physical, the Virtual and the Imagined
Authors:
Doyle, Denise ( 0000-0001-7639-9749 )
Abstract:
Under the theme of the poetics of travel this chapter explores known and unknown worlds, and real, imagined, and virtual spaces through rethinking the experience of the traveller at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In this we explore the myths and realities of our lives as astronauts and avatars and reflect on the fragility of human existence in extreme spaces. The weaving of real stories and imagined, and the notion of the journey that extends beyond or breaks through cultural boundaries are themes that are explored, along with the insatiable nature of our desire to explore the unknown. In particular are the investigations of travel and new technologies; in this new digital age does the traveller even have to ‘leave’ to experience ‘travelling’ and the exploration of space and place?
Citation:
In:Garth Lean, Russell Staiff and Emma Waterton (Editors), Travel and Representation: Chapter 3
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, New York & Oxford
Issue Date:
Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620547
Additional Links:
http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/LeanTravel
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
978178533602
Appears in Collections:
Art, Design and Creative Technology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Deniseen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-30T13:22:29Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-30T13:22:29Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.identifier.citationIn:Garth Lean, Russell Staiff and Emma Waterton (Editors), Travel and Representation: Chapter 3en
dc.identifier.isbn978178533602-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620547-
dc.description.abstractUnder the theme of the poetics of travel this chapter explores known and unknown worlds, and real, imagined, and virtual spaces through rethinking the experience of the traveller at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In this we explore the myths and realities of our lives as astronauts and avatars and reflect on the fragility of human existence in extreme spaces. The weaving of real stories and imagined, and the notion of the journey that extends beyond or breaks through cultural boundaries are themes that are explored, along with the insatiable nature of our desire to explore the unknown. In particular are the investigations of travel and new technologies; in this new digital age does the traveller even have to ‘leave’ to experience ‘travelling’ and the exploration of space and place?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBerghahn Books, New York & Oxforden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/LeanTravelen
dc.subjectVirtual Spaceen
dc.subjectImaginationen
dc.subjectTravelleren
dc.subjectOuter Spaceen
dc.subjectBodyen
dc.subjectPlaceen
dc.titleAstronauts and Avatars: Travels through the Physical, the Virtual and the Imagineden
dc.typeBook chapteren
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