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Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century

Escape Velocity Cyberculture at the End of the Century An Unforgettable Journey into the Dark Heart of the Information AgeIn Escape Velocity Mark Dery takes is on an electrifying tour of the high tech subcultures that both celebrate and critique our wired

  • Title: Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century
  • Author: Mark Dery Laura Hammond Hough
  • ISBN: 9780802135209
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Unforgettable Journey into the Dark Heart of the Information AgeIn Escape Velocity Mark Dery takes is on an electrifying tour of the high tech subcultures that both celebrate and critique our wired world would be cyborgs who believe the body is obsolete and dream of downloading their minds into computers, cyber hippies who boost their brainpower with smart drugs and miAn Unforgettable Journey into the Dark Heart of the Information AgeIn Escape Velocity Mark Dery takes is on an electrifying tour of the high tech subcultures that both celebrate and critique our wired world would be cyborgs who believe the body is obsolete and dream of downloading their minds into computers, cyber hippies who boost their brainpower with smart drugs and mind machines, on line swingers seeking cybersex on electronic bulletin boards, techno primitives who sport biomechanical tattoos of computer circuitry and cyberpunk roboticists whose Mad Max contraptions duel to the death before howling crowds.Timely, trenchant, and provocative, Escape Velocity is the first truly critical inquiry into cyberculture essential reading for everyone interested in computer culture and the shape of things to come.

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    1. Mark Dery Laura Hammond Hough

      From markdery page_id 130Mark Dery is a cultural critic He writes about American mythologies, American pathologies, the visual landscape, unpopular culture, masculinity, and dark matter of all sorts He is the author of The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium American Culture on the Brink 1999 and Escape Velocity Cyberculture at the End of the Century 1996 He edited Flame Wars The Discourse of Cyberculture 1994 , the anthology that inaugurated cyberstudies as an academic field and kick started the academic interest in techno feminism and black technoculture through Dery s trailblazing essay Black to the Future, in which he coined the term Afrofuturism His 1993 essay Culture Jamming Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of the Signs popularized the term culture jamming and helped launch the movement Widely republished on the Web, Culture Jamming remains the definitive theorization of this subcultural phenomenon Mark has taught in the Yale School of Art and the Department of Journalism at NYU and has been a Chancellor s Distinguished Fellow at UC Irvine and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome Mark s latest book is the essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts Drive By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams University of Minnesota Press April 2012 Bruce Sterling wrote the introduction Boing Boing s advance praise calls it intellectual journey through our darkest desires and strangest inclinations Luc Sante says it s a trustworthy and entertaining analysis of the lunatic fringe, which constitutes an ever larger portion of the discourse in America today Mark is at work on a biography of the artist, writer, and legendary eccentric Edward Gorey for Little, Brown.

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    1. So how about it, ladies would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg Escape Velocity examines our changing relationships to our bodies, minds, spirits, and especially the technology in which we currently float, twist, and dream Who else but Mark Dery would draw such elegant parallels between bodybuilders and cyberpunks, or between cyborg technology and James Brown s Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine Dery wrote this book over 15 years ago, and some of his subjects, such as certain performance a [...]


    2. Un imprescindible en mi estanter a Repasa y hace una cr tica inspiradora, desde el punto de vista acad mico, de la cibercultura Evidentemente muchas perspectivas han quedado obsoletas, fue escrito hace 20 a os, y la cibercultura y la sociedad digital ha ido cambiando paulatinamente, pero la base de todo lo escrito pro Dery sigue siendo de gran referencia para hoy en d a.



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