"Artificial Reality" coined by Dr. Krueger 1973
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Myron Krueger was the first artist to focus on interactive computer art as a composable medium. In the process, he invented many of the basic concepts of virtual reality. He pioneered the development of unencumbered, full-body participation in computer-created telecommunication experiences and coined the term "Artificial Reality" in 1973 to describe the ultimate expression of this concept.