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- Virtual reality in quotidian life
- Betta, Michela
- 'Virtual Reality' (Realtà Virtuale) (2007), Maremmi Editori Firenze, a collection of three short stories in which science and technology are intertwined with the literary style of Michela Betta. In her work the author confronts changes caused by science and its application in the form of technology. Science and technology challenge tradition and permit us to resolve problems linked to constant new individual expectations. But, at the same time, they create new ethical dilemmas which push individuals to follow new virtues and to open themselves to new knowledge. The work 'Virtual Reality' captures the reader because it describes in a serene and relaxed way the responsibilities which originate from the changing times and the choices that each one of us makes during the course of our lives in that interminable attempt to find happiness. Michela Betta was born in Italy (Rovereto) and lived near Riva del Garda where she went to school. She studied a few semesters in Milan and then moved to Frankfurt (Germany) where she continued and completed her study and PhD in sociology, philosophy and linguistics. In 2000 Michela Betta moved to Melbourne where she is currently living and working. She has written extensively on theoretical topics such as biomedical research, human rights, cloning, the technological family, body and technology, freedom, choice, and manipulation, the genetic economy, and the technology of the self. Virtual Reality is her second published literary work.
- Publication type
- Seminar, speech or other presentation
- Public seminar presented at the Italian Institute of Culture on the occasion of the 'The Week of the Italian language throughout the World', Melbourne, Australia, 29 October 2009
- Publication year
- Italian Institute of Culture
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 Michela Betta.