This paper describes an interactive installation that addresses issues of presence and absence by creating a virtualized representation of the abandoned town, Playas, New Mexico. This town is slated for conversion into an anti-terrorism training facility by New Mexico Tech University in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security. Using the metaphor of the mirage, the work functions as a critique of our understanding of "reality". Copyright 2005 ACM.
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Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia