The Global Mediated Experience and/as Fictional Truth, False Intimacy and Virtual Reality
AbstractThis work arises from my teaching online and developing virtual learning communities and from my interest in critical and cultural theories. The ideas I am constructing in this discourse underpin the teaching and thinking I am doing in undergraduate and postgraduate online teaching and learning to virtual communities of students. So this work seeks to practise a non-linear non-scientific performance of knowledge and/as ideas. In doing so it challenges the linearity of much that is accorded traditional 'research' status and highlights the enculturisation of knowledge enforced by the perspectives of a dominant masculinist tradition. The paper introduces ideas concerning storytelling as a research process about the teaching of global courses that initiate aspects of fictional truth, false intimacy and virtual reality.