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The metaphysics of virtual reality

Author: Michael Heim
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heim examines, among other things, how our perception of the world will change as we move in and out of a computer-generated world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heim, Michael, 1944-
Metaphysics of virtual reality.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92036924
(OCoLC)26855275
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Heim
ISBN: 0585332959 9780585332956 0199852987 9780199852987
OCLC Number: 45844527
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 175 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Infomania --
Logic and intuition --
Hypertext heaven --
Thought processing --
Heidegger and McLuhan: the computer as component --
From interface to cyberspace --
The erotic ontology of cyberspace --
The essence of VR --
Virtual-reality check --
The electronic cafe lecture.
Responsibility: Michael Heim.

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As we begin to move in and out of a computer-generated world (in the form of virtual reality and computer communications networks), Michael Heim asks, how will the way we perceive our world change?  Read more...

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Heim's blend of Western logic, Eastern Mysticism and California grass may amount to a minor classic for PC-users-Zen and the art of Macintosh maintenance. These essays are full of good vibes. * Read more...

 
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