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The digital sphere encourages a redefining of the concept of the virtual, a term already employed by two traditions—philosophy and physics—that have assigned it contradictory meanings. Today, thinking about the virtual is, before all else, a political responsibility. The political sense of virtual identities, of virtual communities, of virtual reality will always be affected by a deep-rooted ambiguity: the virtual nature of these technologies will be, on one hand, an opening to new possibilities of freedom and, on the other, a cage which controls and manages individuals by centralized power.

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The mission of _Corpus_ is to present and explore digital literary works through their live experimentation. The corpus is constituted by drawing from the works referenced on the Digital Writing Directory of the Canada Research Chair in Digital Writing. The paths through the works thus produced are archived to keep track of the potentially perishable digital.

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