Vol. 16 No. 1 (2023): Going Virtual – But How? Mapping Virtualities in Contemporary Technoculture

Virtual Immersivity: some semiotic issues

Ilaria Ventura Bordenca
University of Palermo

Published 2023-07-22


  • semiotics,
  • hybrids,
  • realism,
  • storytelling

How to Cite

Ventura Bordenca, I. (2023). Virtual Immersivity: some semiotic issues. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 16(1), 49–59. https://doi.org/10.36253/Aisthesis-14313


In this essay, some theoretical semiotic issues concerning immersive technologies are presented and discussed. In particular, the somatic and corporeal dimensions of the construction of the user-visual hybrid, the problematic of point of view and realism, and the narrativity inscribed in immersive technologies will be discussed. The objective is twofold: tracing the semiotic perspective on the real/virtual relationship and questioning certain rhetoric of immersivity that underlies precise ideologies circulating in the contemporary imagery.


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