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Love and Other TechnologiesRetrofitting Eros for the Information Age$
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Dominic Pettman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226689

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226689.001.0001

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Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed from Itself

Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed from Itself

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(p.179) Eight Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed from Itself
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Love and Other Technologies
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Dominic Pettman

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0009

Various perspectives regarding the idea of high mobility have emerged; that is why two classifications of the movements were formulated—“macro-movements” and “micro-movements.” Despite this distinction, differentiating macro from micro is only “artificial” since there are not enough barometers to identify which is which. This means that without being able to comprehend “we” as a totality, it will also be impossible to discern the “I” or even the materialization of its existence. Predicaments related to “individuality,” “true self,” and “connection” will be resolved when the prior statement is perfected. The title of this chapter is by itself explanatory to what it depicts; that is, the notion of love being emancipated from its traditional conception. There is a shift from face-to-face encounter and nurturance to the formation of relationships or community through virtual reality.

Keywords:   mobility, macro-movements, micro-movements, existence, individuality, true self, connection, love, virtual reality

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