LEVY CYBERCULTURE PDF

The result is this extraordinary document, a perfectly lucid and accessible description of cyberspace-from infrastructure to practical applications-along with an inspired, far-reaching exploration of its ramifications. A window on the digital world for the technologically timid, the book also offers a brilliant vision of the philosophical and social realities and possibilities of cyberspace for the adept and novice alike. An optimist about the future potential of cyberspace, he eloquently argues that technology-and specifically the infrastructure of cyberspace, the Internet-can have a transformative effect on global society. Some of the issues he takes up are new art forms; changes in relationships to knowledge, education, and training; the preservation of linguistic and cultural differences; the emergence and implications of collective intelligence; the problems of social exclusion; and the impact of new technology on the city and democracy in general. His analysis is enlivened by his own personal impressions of cyberculture-garnered from bulletin boards, mailing lists, virtual reality demonstrations, andsimulations. Immediate in its details, visionary in its scope, deeply informed yet free of unnecessary technical language, Cyberculture is the book we require in our digital age.

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Translated by Robert Bononno A clear explanation and provocative look at the impact of new technologies on world society. The result is this extraordinary document, a perfectly lucid and accessible description of cyberspace-from infrastructure to practical applications-along with an inspired, far-reaching exploration of its ramifications. A window on the digital world for the technologically timid, the book also offers a brilliant vision of the philosophical and social realities and possibilities of cyberspace for the adept and novice alike.

Cyberculture is imbued with an almost religious adherence to humanist ideals, specifically the Enlightenment ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

The result is this extraordinary document, a perfectly lucid and accessible description of cyberspace—from infrastructure to practical applications-along with an inspired, far-reaching exploration of its ramifications. An optimist about the future potential of cyberspace, he eloquently argues that technology—and specifically the infrastructure of cyberspace, the Internet—can have a transformative effect on global society. Some of the issues he takes up are new art forms; changes in relationships to knowledge, education, and training; the preservation of linguistic and cultural differences; the emergence and implications of collective intelligence; the problems of social exclusion; and the impact of new technology on the city and democracy in general.

His analysis is enlivened by his own personal impressions of cyberculture—garnered from bulletin boards, mailing lists, virtual reality demonstrations, and simulations. Immediate in its details, visionary in its scope, deeply informed yet free of unnecessary technical language, Cyberculture is the book we require in our digital age.

His many books include Becoming Virtual and Collective Intelligence Robert Bononno, a teacher and translator, lives in New York City.

Levy is essentially an enthusiast for the emancipatory and positive potential of cyberculture.

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