The Internet is the most terrifying and most beautifully innovative invention of the twentieth century. Using film theory and close textual analysis, Tucker offers an explanation of the Internet and a brief history of its portrayal on film in order examine how it has shaped contemporary versions of self-identity, memory, and the human body.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Aaron Tucker is Sessional Faculty in the Department of English at Ryerson University, Canada.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. The Cables Under, In, and Around Our Homes: 'The Net' as Viral Suburban Intruder 2. The Evolution of the Web Browser: The Global Village Outgrown 3. Avatar in the Uncanny Valley: The Na'vi and Us, The Machinic Audience 4. Hacking Against the Apocalypse: Tony Stark and the Remilitarized Internet 5. With a Great Data Plan Comes Great Responsibility: The Enmeshed Web 2.0 Internet User 6. Don't Shoot the (Instant) Messenger: The Efficient Virtual Body Learns 7. The Reel/Real Internet: Beyond Genre and the Often Vulnerable Virtual Family Conclusion