Final Research Project Outline
Thesis: My thesis evolves around the question: What is more real to experience a virtual museum or to visit an institutional museum? Therefore, I proposed that both spaces provide the visitor or the virtual user with a mediated reality in a hypermediated non-place (both the virtual and the physical museum). None of them is more real than the other. They are experienced in a different way. I would use as case studies the Google Art Project and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Main Theoretical Framework: The concept of place and non-place by Marc Augé, the ideas of remediation, immediacy, and hypermediacy by Bolter and Grusin, and the theory of Simulacra and Simulation (hyperreal) by Baudrillard.
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