Virtual Realism / Edition 1

Virtual Realism / Edition 1

by Michael Heim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195138740

ISBN-13: 9780195138740

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this wide-ranging exploration, Michael Heim draws on an incredibly eclectic range of sources, from the lyrics of Jim Morrison, to the wisdom of the Tai Chi masters, to the works of philosophers and writers as varied as Heraclitus, Descartes, William Gibson, and Jacques Ellul. The result is an ambitious and provocative commentary on the ways in which virtual reality

Overview

In this wide-ranging exploration, Michael Heim draws on an incredibly eclectic range of sources, from the lyrics of Jim Morrison, to the wisdom of the Tai Chi masters, to the works of philosophers and writers as varied as Heraclitus, Descartes, William Gibson, and Jacques Ellul. The result is an ambitious and provocative commentary on the ways in which virtual reality and associated technologies are increasingly influencing our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138740
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
VR 101
3(30)
Virtual Realism
33(18)
The Art of Virtual Reality
51(24)
Interactive Design: Tunnel Or Spiral?
75(50)
InfoEcology
125(18)
Nature and Cyberspace
143(30)
AWS and UFOs
173(28)
Notes on Artists and Works 201(4)
Chapter Notes 205(4)
Vocabulary of Virtual Realism 209(14)
Suggested Reading 223(8)
Index 231

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