Hello world: Travels in virtuality 

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Sue
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-02T09:50:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-02T09:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Thomas, S.J. (2004) Hello world: Travels in virtuality. York: Raw Nerve Books. en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-9536585-6-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/1557
dc.description Hello World: travels in virtuality draws together perspectives from environmental writing (Thoreau, Grey Owl), phenomenology (Bachelard, Romanyshyn, Leder), and new media (Turkle, Haraway, Kroker and others) to interrogate the development of cyberculture. It contends that cyberspace is a consciousness that we make together, the outcome of a complex sequencing of collective imagination such as the embodied objectivity described by Haraway and comprising ‘the joining of partial views and halting voices into a collective subject position that promotes a vision of the means of ongoing finite embodiment.’ (Haraway 1991: 196). Hello World is in many ways a sequel to Thomas’s earlier fictional attempts to take hold of the implications of digital experience, although the later book was informed by eight years of navigating hypermedia spaces and so the text, the printed volume, and the accompanying website were all designed to reflect that awareness. As such, it is one of the first UK print books of its kind to launch with a companion website at http://travelsinvirtuality.typepad.com. Hello World has been used as a set text on several graduate courses, most notably ‘Landscape and the Social Imaginary: Romantic Landscape and Cyberspace’ at the University of California, Santa Barbara. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher York: Raw Nerve Books en
dc.subject RAE 2008 en
dc.subject UoA 66 Communication, Cultural and Media Studies en
dc.title Hello world: Travels in virtuality  en
dc.type Book en


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