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Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk
Cultures of Technological Embodiment

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February 1996 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world?

This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At the same time, the contributors examine the realities of human embodiment and the limits of virtual worlds. Topics examined include: technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk science fiction as a pre-figurative social and cultural theory.

Mike Featherstone and Roger Burrows
Cultures of Technological Embodiment
An Introduction

 
David Tomas
Feedback and Cybernetics
Reimaging the Body in the Age of Cybernetics

 
Sadie Plant
The Future Looms
Weaving Women and Cybernetics

 
Michael Heim
The Design of Virtual Reality
Mark Poster
Postmodern Virtualities
Deborah Lupton
The Embodied Computer/User
Nigel Clark
Rear-View Mirrorshades
The Recursive Generation of the Cyberbody

 
Kevin Robbins
Cyberspace and the World We Live in
Samantha Holland
Descartes Goes to Hollywood
Mind, Body and Gender in Contemporary Cyborg Cinema

 
Alison Landsberg
Prosthetic Memory
Total Recall and Blade Runner

 
Nick Land
Meat (or How to Kill Oedipus in Cyberspace)
Vivian Sobchack
Beating the Meat/Surviving the Text, or How to Get Out of This Century Alive
Anne Balsamo
Forms of Technological Embodiment
Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture

 
Robert Rawdon Wilson
Cyber(body)parts
Prosthetic Consciousness

 
Kevin McCarron
Corpses, Animals, Machines and Mannequins
The Body and Cyberpunk

 

`[The] introduction gives a clear digest of the field and its problematics... Among contributors are the stars of the digital academy - Sadie Plant, Michael Heim, Mark Poster, Kevin Robins, Vivian Sobchack and Anne Balsamo... much of the content is new and alert to the growing literature in the field.... among the better contributions to the publishing boom of the last two years... very useful in undergraduate teaching' - Sociology

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