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"Attack of the EMAC" is Kevin Sharpe's class blog for EMAC 6300: Introduction to the Study of Emerging Media and Communications at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is an educational marketing manager and runs the Newspaper in Education program at The Dallas Morning News.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"The Virtual World in the Age of Digital Access"


  1. I want to comment but I don't know what to say. Your presentation of the information is as much a comment on the reading as the information it's self. This can go back to last weeks reading by McLuhan. But back to what you said about art. My question is about authenticity Does being able to see an art object where ever you are, The Sistine Chapel from your example, discount the original? I don't think it does. The copy is important because of the original and the original becomes more value because the copy exist. Viewing the Sistine Chapel ceiling on my laptop only makes me want to view the original that much more.

  2. Watching the 3D Sistine Chapel tour in your video it occurred to me that the authenticity of the Sistine Chapel as it exists today could be called into question. Benjamin mentions that the unique existence of an original includes “the changes which it may have suffered in physical condition.” Drawing from this, I would argue that the authenticity of the Sistine Chapel has been tampered with by the restorations that have taken place over the years.

    I could just be commenting out of my you know what.