Hacking Cyberspace

Hacking Cyberspace

by David J. Gunkel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813336694

ISBN-13: 9780813336695

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


In Hacking Cyberspace David J. Gunkel examines the metaphors applied to new technologies, and how those metaphors inform, shape, and drive the implementation of the technology in question. The author explores the metaphorical tropes that have been employed to describe and evaluate recent advances in computer technology, telecommunications systems, and…  See more details below

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In Hacking Cyberspace David J. Gunkel examines the metaphors applied to new technologies, and how those metaphors inform, shape, and drive the implementation of the technology in question. The author explores the metaphorical tropes that have been employed to describe and evaluate recent advances in computer technology, telecommunications systems, and interactive media. Taking the stance that no speech is value-neutral, Gunkel examines such metaphors as "the information superhighway" and "the electronic frontier" for their political and social content, and he develops a critical investigation that not only traces the metaphors' conceptual history, but explicates their implications and consequences for technological development. Through Hacking Cyberspace, David J. Gunkel develops a sophisticated understanding of new technology that takes into account the effect of technoculture's own discursive techniques and maneuvers on the actual form of technological development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813336695
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Polemics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prolegomena--Hacking Cyberspace
1. Terra Nova: The New Worlds of Cyberspace
2. Ars Metaphorica: The Computer as a Device of Communication
3. Veritatum Imitari: Virtual Reality and the Deconstruction of the Image
4. Lingua Ex Machina: Computer-Mediated Communication and the Tower of Babel
5. Corpus Amittere: Cyberspace and the Body
6. Ecce Cyborg: The Subject of Communication
Appendix: Deconstruction for Dummies

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