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The World in A Box: For a (Curious) History of Virtual Reality

Nov 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Italian Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture

This lecture by Professor Massimo Riva (Italian, Brown University) presents a pilot project of the Brown University Digital Publications Initiative, supported by the Mellon Foundation: a digital monograph focused on Italy as an imagined country, and illustrious or forgotten figures from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italian art, history and culture. Six tales, or case histories, that are also episodes of a larger narrative which describes the role played by curious optical devices such as the mondo nuovo, the magic lantern, the moving panorama, stereoscopic photography, in shaping our peculiar conception of a “virtual reality,” foreshadowing technologies and forms of entertainment we are familiar with, in our digital present.

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No fee. Limited seating.

Sponsored by the Franklin D. Murphy Chair in Italian Renaissance Studies.

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Nov 19, 2019
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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https://cmrs.ucla.edu/event/dvs-lecture-riva/

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CMRS
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310-825-1880
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Royce Hall 314
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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