Cyberia has ratings and 23 reviews. Jonathan said: I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life. My curiosity about hacker. Douglas Rushkoff, Author HarperOne $22 (p) ISBN In “Cyberia,” artists, scientists and hackers explore virtual reality using prototype. Few things read as well as complete, self-abasing repentance. And cyber-guru Douglas Rushkoff’s new book must be a modern classic of the.
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The story grows out of conversations with the first “cyberians” – those gushkoff wrote the software, or cracked the sites, who took inspiration from complex maths and psychedelic drugs. Pyke Papadopoulos rated it liked it Jan 03, In the preface of the edition, Rushkoff describes his book as “a very special moment in our recent history — a moment when anything seemed possible. Actually, I say that, but I su Techno utopianism from a mid 90s POV well, it was written in the mid 90s At that point the internet more often referred to as ‘cyberspace’ was heralded as a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness.
Once united, humanity would move into an new era of prosperity, happiness etc. A research book for my 90’s blog: Re-reads have not been kind; the technology references and conception of the Internet as a whole are increasingly dated, the promise of fully immersive virtual reality as some sort of singularity moment in human consciousness is as much vaporware now as it was then, and the stories are To ask other readers questions about Cyberiaplease sign up.
Buzz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Not one editor you had one, yes?
I just rememb So wonderfully dated. How someone can be able to produce so much bullshit in one lifetime. The digital age will always be marked by the spirit of its first emergence, and the tension from the very first between corporate high-tech and the appropriation of information technologies by the counter-culture. Just imagine what kind of global harmony that will create, when data flows unstoppably through servers to carry liberation to the minds of Rhshkoff book was the primary doyglas that I moved to Northern California, hoping to make a new life as a hippie cyberpunk, so in that way I have to credit it with changing my life.
Mar 11, Angela Perkins marked it as to-read.
CYBERIA by Douglas Rushkoff | Kirkus Reviews
This largely sympathetic report from the latest frontier will undoubtedly strike many douhlas readers as outrageous, but others especially those with clear memories of the 60’s may find much of the rhetoric familiar, even nostalgic. Cyberia xyberia an ideas-led, exuberant documentary written in about the converging strands of this new era, the empowerments of cyber-technology and the emergen The digital age will always be marked by the spirit of its first emergence, and the tension from the very first between corporate high-tech and the appropriation of information technologies by the counter-culture.
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But as we all know,in its all cat videos, Harambe memes and Donald Trump shitposting. Jul 10, Tasos rated it it was amazing.
McKenna never cease to amaze me.
Sep 28, Kyle Fnord rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s pronounced kind of like Ibetha, but still. Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. My curiosity about hackers is what drew me to it, but it introduced me to the insights from the psychedelic revolution, the magic of chaos theory and fractals, and ideas about paganism, and even including a glowing description of roleplaying games.
More about raving than computers. I don’t remember this book blowing my mind but it’s been a looong time since I read it. You get the feeling that Rushkoff is either putting some fancy embroidery on some relatively mundane experiences, or that he’s just making it up whole-cloth, or that some pranksters rushkovf pulling the wool over his dougglas.
I read this work while documenting my PhD thesis. But Rushkoff’s prose is as crisp as ever, and his insights are probably even more valuable to the crises of our day.
Nov 30, keys rated it really liked it. Cyberia is a book by Douglas Rushkoffpublished in Whatever the mutations of global culture in a digital age, “Cyberia” will always serve as a benchmark of the first beginnings. Once united, humanity would move int A remarkable book about the early internet “cyberspace” culture.
ccyberia Given the way the Internet has changed since then, this book should pretty much be considered a time capsule.
Actually, I say that, but I suppose psychonauts have their own well defined space on the internet As ever, Douglas’ writing is still engaging… so I guess this has aged in a good way.
Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace
Dougla interviews authors, drug dealers, musicians, and hackers; watches two electronic outlaws stealing ATM codes; joins a role-playing game in which he acts the part of a thief; and talks to eco-terrorists and cultists about their beliefs. The digital age chberia always be marked by the spirit of its first emergence, and the tension from the very first between corporate high-tech and the appropriation of information technologies by the counter-culture.
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