The Reality of the Virtual

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The Reality of the Virtual
The Reality of the Virtual.jpg
Directed by Ben Wright
Starring Slavoj Žižek
Running time
74 minutes
Language English

The Reality of the Virtual is a 2004 documentary film lecture by Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. Recorded in a single day by Ben Wright, the film consists of seven long takes of Žižek seated in front of a bookshelf. The discourse concerns the concept of "real effects produced, generated, by something which does not yet fully exist, which is not yet fully actual", with numerous examples from psychoanalysis, politics, sociology, physics and popular culture.[1]

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  1. ^ Lee, Nathan. "Food for Thought in 'Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual'". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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