Adrift in the Technological Matrix

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David L. Erben
Bucknell University Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 157 pages
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Technology continues to transform the world with a process that seems to be constantly accelerating. The struggle to understand the way the new computer and communications technologies are transforming the world is many-sided. What the essays collected in this issue of the 'Bucknell Review' attempt is a general cultural approach to the notion of ther being a technological matrix in which we all now find ourselves adrift and of which our experience is often dread. Adrift and dread are not single metaphors in the collection. In order to attempt this interrogation of the technological matrix, the essayists have drawn from a variety of disciplines- literature, philosophy, religion, art, media studies- while retaining the substantial contibutions of previous theorists of technology. The main thrust of this collection is to underscore the vast enrichment given to a study of the new technologies when approached from a broad cultural standpoint.
 

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Contents

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The Dialectics of Desire
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Three Eras of Representation
58
New World Citizenship in the Cyberspatial Frontier
76
Hegelian Buddhist Hypertextual Media Inhabitation or Criticism in the Age of Electronic Immersion
92
Digital Hybridity and the Question of Aesthetic Opposition
111
Figures of the Technological Subject
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