Life on the Screen

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 26, 2011 - Science - 352 pages
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Life on the Screen is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity—as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.
 

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Life on the screen: identity in the age of the Internet

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This treatise by the best-selling author of The Second Self (LJ 6/15/84) explores the world of virtual identity on the Internet by examining "Multi-User Domains" (MUDs). Turkle describes MUDs as a new ... Read full review

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Why do people think this is important at all. Taking notes of people fucking around online is not science or research you are just being weird.

Contents

Identity in the Age of the Internet
9
The SeducTioNS of TNE iNTERfACE
29
The Triumph of Tinkering
50
Of DREAMS ANCI BEASTS
77
ON TIHE INTERNET
177
Identity Crisis
255
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