Filtered online images expose the universal truth: there is no such thing as an untouched photo. Now people with easier access have a stronger understanding of the intermediate space between “reality” and perception. This virtual layer, apart from the obvious pitfalls, allows for a heightened understanding of the intangible, which can hold pure imprint of the human condition. The “Scott Pilgrim” characters might be shut off inside the closed spaces of winter Toronto, but it encourages them to create new realities. The dark and cold city is a metaphor for the big bad world they need to escape from. Ultimately, video game vision comes alive on screen, because it’s alive in their hyperactive mind. It’s another level of consciousness and strangely enough, connection.