Saturday, August 29, 2009
And She Returns
A huge thank you to Jesse Neuman for his BDG posts while I was in a far away land of magic and oversized rodents-- aka Disney World. The trip was supreme family time interspersed with some philosophical reflection. If an environment is completely simulated, is it real? If you lose a camera, will it be returned? And if a tree falls in a forest, can Disney charge $17.95 for it? Disney did create its own reality-- spaces which seem plausible-- reality on Red Bull-- which transport you from the wild savannah of Africa to the wild frontier of the West. We wandered from China to Mexico, to Norway, to Italy in Epcot, rode every roller coaster, and soared in virtual space. What Disney does, it does well, and we all had a good time.