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The Resource Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age, Pierre Lévy ; translated from the French by Robert Bononno

Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age, Pierre Lévy ; translated from the French by Robert Bononno

Label
Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age
Title
Becoming virtual
Title remainder
reality in the Digital Age
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Lévy ; translated from the French by Robert Bononno
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Examining the cultural and social impact of new digital technologies, Levy tackles the concept of "the virtual," clearly defining it alongside "the real," "the actual," and "the possible." He shows how the body, the text, and the economy, are made virtual. He then reveals how the Internet and web sites are now transforming the virtual into a "collective intelligence" linked to digital communication. Though Levy agrees with many contemporary philosophers of science that these changes are producing a cultural revolution, he is uniquely optimistic. Allaying the fears of those who think technology will dehumanize society, he demonstrates how the virtual has always been an enduring component of the human mind.--
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1956-
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Lévy, Pierre
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Virtual reality
Label
Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age, Pierre Lévy ; translated from the French by Robert Bononno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of virtualization -- The virtualization of the body -- The virtualization of the text -- The virtualization of the economy -- Language, technology, contract -- The operations of virtualization or the anthropological trivium -- The virtualization of intelligence and the constitution of the subject -- The virtualization of intelligence and the constitution of the object -- The ontological quadrivium: virtualization as transformation -- Epilogue: welcome to the virtual
Control code
ocm38430851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780306457883
Lccn
98005698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38430851
Label
Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age, Pierre Lévy ; translated from the French by Robert Bononno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of virtualization -- The virtualization of the body -- The virtualization of the text -- The virtualization of the economy -- Language, technology, contract -- The operations of virtualization or the anthropological trivium -- The virtualization of intelligence and the constitution of the subject -- The virtualization of intelligence and the constitution of the object -- The ontological quadrivium: virtualization as transformation -- Epilogue: welcome to the virtual
Control code
ocm38430851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780306457883
Lccn
98005698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38430851

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