Two Conversations
Jun 10 2020

1. Remember

How long ago was that?

Three, four years ago.

You look different now.

That’s why I take photos all the time.

Why? To remember?

Yeah.

But each time you take a photo with your phone, you give up a bit of your own memory.

2. The present

I cried when I saw the Northern Light out of the window in the VR.

See? I wanted to show you all these possiblities and inspirations!

I saw a good VR film once. It was set inside a gothic church. You see the ghost of an opera singer and as she sang a moon…Really, a huge moon! loomed over me and I felt it in my bod—

I’m thinking of a phone call in the future. You feel close to the person you call and it feels real.

…You said you wouldn’t go back to that virtual room and sit next to the stranger.

The one who friended me? Yeah that was creepy.

Why?

Have you watched this episode of Black Mirror? Two guys met in a game, they were supposed to fight, but they ended up making out.

Are you afraid it would happen to you?

I don’t want to talk about that.

…The experience with that VR film though made me realize the individuality of the experiences. You have to make a reservation. You have a headset and headphones put on you. You are in it by yourself. The cinema is different. The cinema is a space for many people and it—

Yeah I am the only one with a VR set. If my friends don’t have one, I wouldn’t have anyone to call. It’s just me in my living room.

I think we are talking about different types of—

How about the drawing your own boundaries in the setup? That was pretty cool, right?

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