How we became posthuman : virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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How we became posthuman : virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics

Author: N Katherine Hayles
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Separating hype from fact, this text investigates the fate of embodiment in an information age. It relates three issues: information as an entity separate from the material forms that carry it; the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hayles, Katherine, 1943-
How we became posthuman.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1999
(OCoLC)659559883
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Katherine Hayles
ISBN: 0226321452 9780226321455 0226321460 9780226321462 0226321398 9780226321394
OCLC Number: 39539341
Description: xiv, 350 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Toward embodied virtuality --
Virtual bodies and flickering signifiers --
Contesting for the body of information : the Macy Conferences on Cybernetics --
Liberal subjectivity imperiled : Norbert Wiener and cybernetic anxiety --
From hyphen to splice : cybernetic syntax in Limbo --
The second wave of cybernetics : from reflexivity to self-organization --
Turning reality inside out and right side out : boundary work in the mid-sixties novels of Philip K. Dick --
The materiality of informatics --
Narratives of artificial life --
The semiotics of virtuality : mapping the posthuman --
Conclusion : what does it mean to be posthuman?
Responsibility: N. Katherine Hayles.
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