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The two virtuals : new media and composition

Author: Alexander Reid
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press, ©2007.
Series: New media theory
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Two Virtuals, Alex Reid shows that to understand the relationship between our traditional, humanistic realm of thought, subjectivity, and writing and the emerging virtual space of networked media, we need to recognize the common material space they share. The book investigates this shared space through a study of two, related conceptions of the virtual. The first virtual is quite familiar; it is the virtual  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reid, Alexander, 1969-
Two virtuals.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)681743927
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Reid
ISBN: 9781602350236 160235023X 9781602350229 1602350221 9781602350243 1602350248
OCLC Number: 154308847
Description: x, 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the two virtuals --
The evolution of writing --
Nineteenth-century new media --
Cybernetics --
Into new media --
Waking up in the machine --
Virtual composition --
The pedagogic event --
Whatever discipline.
Series Title: New media theory
Responsibility: Alexander Reid.

Abstract:

"In The Two Virtuals, Alex Reid shows that to understand the relationship between our traditional, humanistic realm of thought, subjectivity, and writing and the emerging virtual space of networked media, we need to recognize the common material space they share. The book investigates this shared space through a study of two, related conceptions of the virtual. The first virtual is quite familiar; it is the virtual reality produced by modern computing and networks. The second, less familiar, virtual comes from philosophy. It lies in the periphery of more familiar postmodern concepts, such as deconstruction, the rhizome, and simulation. In drawing the connection between the two virtuals of philosophy and networked media, Reid draws upon research in computers and writing, rhetoric and composition, new media studies, postmodern and critical theory, psychology, economics, anthropology, and robotics."--Publisher's website.
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