Cultures of the Internet: Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies / Edition 1

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Overview

The Internet is here but have we caught up with all the implications for culture and everyday life? This collection of original articles on the development of computer-mediated communications brings together many of the most accomplished writers on the Net and cyberspace.

Cultures of Internet examines the arrival of e-mail and online discussion groups, and considers the prospect of an 'online world' - a playground for virtual bodies in which identities are flexible, swappable and disconnected from real-world bodies. The book traces the rise of virtual conviviality and how it supplements the physical encounters between actors in public spaces that are abandoned to the homeless.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803975194
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Rob Shields
Virtual Spaces, Real Histories and Living Bodies
Is There Free Speech on the Net? - Leslie Regan Shade
Censorship in the Global Information Infrastructure
The Labyrinth of Minitel - Andr[ac]e Lemos
Cool Runnings - Joerge Dyrkton
The Coming of Cybereality in Jamaica
Is There a Body in the Net? - Katie Argyle and Rob Shields
A Geography of the Eye - Ken Hillis
The Technologies of Virtual Reality
The Coming of Cyberspacetime and the End of the Polity - Dan Thu Nguyen and Jon Alexander
Contradictions in Cyberspace - Interrogate the Internet
Collective Response
Life After Death - Katie Argyle
Are MUDs Communities? - Heather Bromberg
Identity, Belonging and Consciousness in Virtual Worlds
Psychoanalysis and Cyberspace - Mark Lajoie
On the Matrix - Sadie Plant
Cyberfeminist Simulations

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