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      A third space: reconsidering issues of neutrality and accessibility in the virtual art museum

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      5 - 7 July 2010

      Third space, Accessibility, Neutrality, Art museums, Virtual, Digital

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          Abstract

          When the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research called museums to create ‘third spaces in which different groups can share a similar experience of discovery’ (2008, p. 124), it was making the assumption that these spaces can be neutral, democratic, accessible, and thus universal. Such assumptions have been applied to the virtual as a third and seemingly neutral space that museums were found lacking. However, the fascination and preoccupation with the virtual, as the panacea to issues of democracy and accessibility, needs to be reconsidered and challenged. This article questions the neutrality of and degree of accessibility to the virtual space within the framework of Bourdieu’s theories and by examining the processes of construction and use of virtual art museums.

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          Conference
          July 2010
          July 2010
          : 66-71
          Affiliations
          Cyprus University of Technology

          9 Diagorou Street,

          K. Lakatameia, Nicosia 2334, Cyprus
          European University Cyprus

          Demetriou Karatasou, 5, Flat 101,

          Strovolos, Nicosia 2024, Cyprus
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2010.12
          © Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010), London, UK

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          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)
          EVA
          London, UK
          5 - 7 July 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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