Brian MacMillan

10 The Phenomenological Web

BM The Phenomenological Web

The Phenomenological Web

Changing the Subject: Rethinking the Phenomenological Web. This post is a pitch for an opinion piece about the philosophy of technology. The title is a pun on Heidegger’s theory about the phenomenological web. Whereas Heidegger when he used the term was referring to the structure of experiences and consciousness,  I am interested in how the internet is expanding beyond computers. I argue that augmented and virtual reality are changing not only our perceptions of reality, but who/what we are and reality itself.