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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061412.

Embodiment Characteristics of the Metaverse from the Perspective of Phenomenology of Perception


Sun Zhipu

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Sun Zhipu

School of Journalism and Communication, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China


"The research on the 'Metaverse' gained significant attention in the field of communication studies in 2021. Its technological foundations have presented an emerging trend towards a rediscovery of the significance of the body. Under the influence of new communication technologies, the importance of the body in future communication patterns may become increasingly prominent. Understanding the intricacies of the body is essential for the development of communication studies. This article revisits the concept of the body mentioned in Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception and argues that our understanding of the body should transcend constraints of empiricism and return to a unified phenomenological perspective encompassing the body-mind-environment relationship. Through an analysis of the two fundamental bodily activities of perception and behavior, this article explores how the Metaverse extends human perception beyond traditional media, constructs new social and cultural dimensions, and highlights the need for further attention to the the variations of the body in different communication contexts.


The Metaverse; Embodied Communication; Phenomenology of Perception Merleau-Ponty

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Sun Zhipu. Embodiment Characteristics of the Metaverse from the Perspective of Phenomenology of Perception. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 14: 69-73. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061412.


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