Cyber Reader

Cyber Reader

by Neil Spiller


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Cyber Reader by Neil Spiller

Cyber Reader is an anthology of extracts from key texts related to the theme of cyberspace. Approaching the subject from a variety of fields, such as science, complexity theory, philosophy and metaphysics, sexual politics, art and architecture, and including works of science fiction, this book reflects the multidisciplinary basis of cyberspace and illustrates how these different disciplines can inform one another.

Over forty texts are presented in chronological order, beginning with some precursors to cyberspace. Writing by early theoreticians such as Charles Babbage and Alan Turing, or authors such as EM Forster, help to give a historical perspective to the subject. Each extract is prefaced by a short introduction by editor Neil Spiller to explain the key themes and terms alluded to in the extract, and cross-refer it to other texts in the book.

Cyber Reader is an essential initial source book, introducing students and researchers to the broad premise of cyberspatial theory and practice. It will help readers understand the wealth of opportunities, both practical and theoretical, that cyberspace engenders and enable them to chart its impact on many disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714840710
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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