Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media / Edition 1

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Overview

Bodies in Code explores how our bodies experience and adapt to digital environments. Cyberculture theorists have tended to overlook biological reality when talking about virtual reality, and Mark
B. N. Hansen's book shows what they've been missing. Cyberspace is anchored in the body, he argues, and it's the body--not high-tech computer graphics--that allows a person to feel like they are really "moving" through virtual reality. Of course these virtual experiences are also profoundly affecting our very understanding of what it means to live as embodied beings.

Hansen draws upon recent work in visual culture, cognitive science, and new media studies, as well as examples of computer graphics, websites, and new media art, to show how our bodies are in some ways already becoming virtual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415970167
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark B. N. Hansen is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. He is author of New Philosophy for New Media and Embodying Technesis: Technology Beyond Writing and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2010

    Academic masturbation

    This book is unnecessarily wordy. Throughout the book Hansen flexes his academic lexicon and takes several pages to make a point that could be made in one paragraph with simple language. His target audience seems to be pompous intellectuals. This book is not accessible for artist or students and I found it painful to read.

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