Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment / Edition 1

Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment / Edition 1

by Mike Featherstone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761950842

ISBN-13: 9780761950844

Pub. Date: 04/04/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world?

This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At

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How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world?

This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At the same time, the contributors examine the realities of human embodiment and the limits of virtual worlds. Topics examined include: technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk scienc

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761950844
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/04/1996
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series, #43
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Cultures of Technological Embodiment - Mike Featherstone and Roger Burrows
An Introduction
Feedback and Cybernetics - David Tomas
Reimaging the Body in the Age of Cybernetics
The Future Looms - Sadie Plant
Weaving Women and Cybernetics
The Design of Virtual Reality - Michael Heim
Postmodern Virtualities - Mark Poster
The Embodied Computer/User - Deborah Lupton
Rear-View Mirrorshades - Nigel Clark
The Recursive Generation of the Cyberbody
Cyberspace and the World We Live in - Kevin Robbins
Descartes Goes to Hollywood - Samantha Holland
Mind, Body and Gender in Contemporary Cyborg Cinema
Prosthetic Memory - Alison Landsberg
Total Recall and Blade Runner
Meat (or How to Kill Oedipus in Cyberspace) - Nick Land
Beating the Meat/Surviving the Text, or How to Get Out of This Century Alive - Vivian Sobchack
Forms of Technological Embodiment - Anne Balsamo
Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture
Cyber(body)parts - Robert Rawdon Wilson
Prosthetic Consciousness
Corpses, Animals, Machines and Mannequins - Kevin McCarron
The Body and Cyberpunk

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