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Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, CyberReader, Abridged Edition, explores today¿s hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society. The selections range from the scholarly to the popular and include subjects such as virtual reality, racial and sexual politics, and digital piracy.
1. Cyberspace and Virtual Reality.
Benjamin Woolley, “Cyberspace.”
Michael Heim, “VR101.”
Richard Thieme, “Stalking the UFO Meme.”
2. Virtual Identities.
Sherry Turkle, “Identity Crisis.”
Timoth Leary, “The Cyberpunk: Individual as Reality Pilot.”
Timoth Leary, (chart, “Evolution of Countercultures”).
Howard Rheingold, “Smart Mobs: The Power of the Mobile Many.”
3. Sexual-Racial Politics.
Allucquere Rosanne Stone, “In Novel Conditions: The Cross-Dressing Psychiatrist.”
Dinty W. Moore, “The Night Thoreau Had Cybersex; Or, Once You're On, How Do You Get Off?”
Lisa Nakamura, “Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet.”
Julian Dibbell, “A Rape in Cyberspace.”
4. Digital Piracy (Hackers/Crackers, Intellectual Property).
Robert S. Boynton, “The Tyranny of Copyright?”
Steve Schear, “COPYLEFT: Rethinking Intellectual Property in the Digital Age.”
Critical Art Ensemble, “Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality, and Electronic Cultural Production.”
Kevin Kelly, “Where Music Will Be Coming From.”
Sherry Turkle, “Virtuality and Its Discontents.”
John Schwartz, “Sorting the Reality From the Virtual.”
Clive Thompson, “Connected Again: Questions for Kevin Mitnick.”
Dear Abby, “E-Mail Breaks Her Heart.”