@neauoire btw I call this aesthetic "virtusim" (maybe should rename to "simulatum"). I've been thinking about it for a while. I think it's the awe and wonder at the prospect of artificial/digital places hosting real living things. The idea that the things that happens in those worlds could really contain subjectivity joy suffering and complex agency. For a child growing up alongside computers and treating them like toys, this was a spooky concept. We have still haven't entirely reckoned with it.

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Merveilles

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