Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace

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HarperSan Francisco, 1994 - Social Science - 250 pages
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Listen in on conversations with dozens of Cyberians, including: Terence McKenna, dubbed the "Copernicus of consciousness" by the Village Voice, whose writings have spearheaded the psychedelic renaissance; Ralph Abraham, "Cyberia's Village Mathematician," a bearded technosage whose mathematical equations explain the shifting, hyperdimensional Cyberian turf; William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, the founders of cyberliterature, who talk about the facts, fantasies, and fears behind their works; and former editor in chief of Mondo 2000 R.

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Rushkoff, a New York-based journalist, goes west to Berkeley for a look inside Cyberia—the emerging countercultural terrain of computer hackers, ``smart'' drugs, house music, and a range of alternate ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments ix
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Revenge of the Nerds 9
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About the author (1994)

Douglas Rushkoff was born on February 18, 1961. After graduating from Princeton University he received an MFA in Directing from California Institute of the Arts. He has written numerous magazine columns on topics including cyberculture and has been aired on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered and published in The New York Times and Time magazine. Rushkoff has taught at the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute, and he teaches media studies at the New School University. Rushkoff lectures around the world about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities. He consults to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies on new media arts and ethics. Rushkoff won the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. He is on the Boards of the Media Ecology Association, The Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Technorealism, The National Association for Media Literacy Education, MeetUp.com, and Hyperwords. His bestselling books include graphic novels, Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out, Coercion, and Life Inc.

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