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Technoromanticism : digital narrative, holism, and the romance of the real

Author: Richard Coyne
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Series: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the spectrum of romantic narrative that pervades the digital age, from McLuhan's utopian vision of social reintegration by electronic communications to the claims of cyberspace to offer new realities. Populating these narratives are cyborgs, computerized agents, avatars and characters that have putative digital identities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Coyne
ISBN: 0262032600 9780262032605 0262531917 9780262531917
OCLC Number: 40981122
Description: x, 398 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
UNITY: HOW IT NARRATIVES ATTEMPT TO TRANSCEND THE MATERIAL REALM: Digital utopias --
Cybernetic rapture --
MULTIPLICITY: THE EMPIRICIST TRADITION OF REALISM, AND ITS CRITICS: The empiricist legacy --
The symbolic order --
Pragmatics of cyberspace --
INEFFABILITY: HOW CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES OF FRACTURED IDENTITIES CHALLENGE TECHNOROMANTICISM: Oedipus in cyberspace --
Schizophrenia and suspicion --
Technoromantic narratives.
Series Title: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Richard Coyne.

Abstract:

The author explores the spectrum of romantic narrative that pervades the digital age, from McLuhan's utopian vision of social reintegration by electronic communications to the claims of cyberspace to offer new realities. Populating these narratives are cyborgs, computerized agents, avatars and characters that have putative digital identities.

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