Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal
Harun Farocki, Serious Games III (Immersion) (Review)
- Author(s): Eves, Natasha
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Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/R71141461
Immersion is the third of four documentaries by Harun Farocki that explores the use of video games in the U.S. military. The first film demonstrates training software in which a young soldier called Watson is killed; the second, a live action role play training exercise; the third, virtual reality (VR) immersion therapy; and the final film compares these pre- and post-war simulated environments side by side. The demonstration of the virtual reality software Virtual Iraq employed in Farocki’s film Immersion will be reviewed here.