Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History

Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History

by Darren Tofts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262201453

ISBN-13: 9780262201452

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

Multidisciplinary explorations of the antecedents to cyberculture through examinations of key historical texts, from Plato to Arthur C. Clarke.  See more details below

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Multidisciplinary explorations of the antecedents to cyberculture through examinations of key historical texts, from Plato to Arthur C. Clarke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262201452
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: On Mutability2
I. Robot: AI, Alife and Cyborgs7
Synthetic Meditations: Cogito in the Matrix12
The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein and Cyberculture28
Imaginable Computers: Affects and Intelligence in Alan Turing38
Marrying the Premodern to the Postmodern: Computers and Organisms after WWII52
Cassandra Among the Cyborgs, or, the Silicon Termination Notice66
Cyberquake: Haraway's Manifesto84
Virtuality: Webworlds and Cyberspaces105
Reality Tables: Virtual Furniture118
Porous Memory and the Cognitive Life of Things130
Becoming Immedia: The Involution of Digital Convergence142
Too Real154
Space for Rent in the Last Suburb166

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