Inspired by Foucault's theory of heterotopia, the present research paper deals with the study of the reduction and re-modeling of the theoretical basis of heterotopia in virtual environments. In a society that is not geographically restricted, heterotopology interprets virtual spaces and is simultaneously being reconsidered by them. The aim is to interpret virtual environments and their spatial approach, while exploring how the spatial experience is reflected in a virtual space. Trying to approach the concepts of heterotopia and virtuality as notional ideas, and their possible combination, we pose the following questions:
a) Is the virtual reality explained by a spatial theory? Conversely, b) does the new society of potential environments redefine already formulated theoretical principles? c) What is the new reality of space-time? And, in conclusion, d) could virtual environments be described as heterotopias?
Analyzing the significance of the virtuality and the range of reality, we introduce the definition of virtual reality, its spatial and social characteristics, its present and future existence. Tracing all common points of heterotopia and virtuality and their conceptual continuity, we end up to their combination, that is what we name virtual heterotopias.
In conclusion, a connection between heterotopia and virtuality is formed, which justifies the term virtual heterotopias. Foucault's spatial theory is redefined today through virtual environments that direct the theoretical base and form it into an imaginary, but controlled, landscape. At the same time, through virtual experience of space, we can perceive the very theoretical basis, since its principles "are incarnated", acquiring space.