The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality / Edition 1

The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality / Edition 1

by Michael H. Heim
ISBN-10:
0195092589
ISBN-13:
9780195092585
Pub. Date:
11/28/1994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Overview

The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality / Edition 1

As we begin to move in and out of a computer-generated world, Michael Heim asks, how will the way we perceive our world change? With a warm-hearted, cool-headed meditation on computer technology, Heim opens a window on a fascinating cosmos that promises--or threatens--to become everyday life in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195092585
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1.Infomania3
2.Logic and Intuition13
3.Hypertext Heaven29
4.Thought Processing41
5.Heidegger and McLuhan: The Computer as Component55
6.From Interface to Cyberspace73
7.The Erotic Ontology of Cyberspace83
8.The Essence of VR109
9.Virtual-Reality Check129
10.The Electronic Cafe Lecture139
Useful Vocabulary for the Metaphysics of Virtual Reality147
Selected Readings163
Index173

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