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Becoming beside ourselves : the alphabet, ghosts, and distributed human being

Author: B Rotman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theoretical study of the relationship between technoscience and the human body that examines the ways in which bodies and machines "speak" not just through language but also through gesture, numbers, and other non-alphabetic systems of expressio.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Rotman
ISBN: 9780822389118 0822389118
OCLC Number: 232639476
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 176 pages)
Contents: Lettered selves and beyond --
The alphabetic body --
Gesture and non-alphabetic writing --
Technologized mathematics --
Parallel selves --
Ghost effects.
Responsibility: Brian Rotman ; foreword by Timothy Lenoir.

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Presents the investigation that the renowned cultural theorist and mathematician Brian Rotman began in his previous books Signifying Nothing and Ad Infinitum ...the Ghost in Turing's Machine:  Read more...

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