The New Virtuality: A Video Essay on the Disappearing Differences Between Real and Unreal

Jenna Pei-Suin Ng, Oliver Tomkins (Director)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


We confront a new reality today.
This reality is that of the image merged with its surroundings, erasing distinctions between the virtual and the actual.

It is the virtuality of the past which shows up in the present. Of the deceased who appear and speak to the living. Of virtual humans who do not exist, but appear alive. The simulacra that has collapsed into the real.

This video essay presents some of our ideas on this reality of the virtual, and forms part of our creative practice research project on The New Virtuality. See more at
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2022

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