Author Archives: Agostina Di Domenico

The Market Ethics In The Age Of The Nether

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‘Market ethics’ may sound like the perfect oxymoron (two words that are contradictory). But the market has their own set of ethics, just like everything else. Like technology, for instance. In the following paragraphs I will try to unveil what the ethics of the technology market are. If I had to define Virtual Reality in…


The Real Dilemma Behind Ethics In Virtual Reality

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In a few words, ethics are the rules that we follow to conduct our lives or areas of expertise. They give a meaning to our lives As we continue to live an existence that is increasingly digital, we should stop and think. Do our traditional values apply when online? Should they be modified or adjusted…


World Wide Theft: Video Production In The Internet Age

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Plagiarism performing in the Internet age is two things: extremely easy and absolutely unviable.  Yes, both at the same time. If you happen to be a video producer, there are certain things you should know in order to: a) defend yourself from  possible theft, and most importantly, b) to avoid being the plagiarist yourself. Do…


So Many Vinyls, So Few Vinyl Record Players

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Some time ago my dad sent me his vinyl collection, which consists of fifty + jazz albums. My father used to play the clarinet, and he was (and still is) a big jazz fan. So, he wanted me to have his vinyls. But guess what, I do not have where to play them. And guess…


Companies Are VR Ready But…Are We?

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And by We I mean we, the people. The consumers. Which are the main concerns people have when it comes to VR technology? Without doubt, the most common is the price. Regular folks are not sure they can afford such sophisticated piece of technology, and that without even knowing how much it actually costs. The…


Virtual Reality And The (Dangerous?) Lucidity Of Dreams

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The industry is absolutely obsessed with Virtual Reality, and with good reason. Which industry? Every one of them. You name it: entertainment in all its forms, advertising, education, health and so on. Let’s face it, every regular person would kill to get their hands on an Oculus Rift. Looks like virtual reality technology is finally…


The Real Opportunity Behind Virtual Reality

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First things first. Here is how virtual reality was portrayed in the 1990s. Also, this is why it tanked so spectacularly. This clip was extracted from 1994s Disclosure, starring Michael Douglas and the gorgeous Demi Moore. Actually, the plot has nothing to do with Virtual Reality (VR). In this movie Michael Douglas hooks up yet…


The Vinyl Night: Nostalgia, Commercial Strategy, Both or Neither?

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You may have heard about The Record Store Day and The Bookstore Day. But have you ever heard about The Vinyl Day? In Buenos Aires we have all of the above. Actually, and since we Argentinians are very nocturnal people, we hold these at night. The Record Store Night takes place in November, and The…


I Hereby Declare Video Games The Seventh Art

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During the winter season of 2007/2008  there was a massive screenwriters strike. To be precise, a television writers strike. The Writers Guild Of America were asking to be paid at least the same movie screenwriters were. Some TV shows had to be put on hold, and the release of a few others postponed. The feud…