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Virtual Publics

Beth Kolko

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ISBN 10: 0231118260 / ISBN 13: 9780231118262
Published by Columbia University Press, 2003
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Title: Virtual Publics

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

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How does virtuality affect reality? Fourteen experts consider this question from the perspective of law, architecture, rhetoric, philosophy, and art. Nearly all of the contributors have been online since before Netscape and a graphical World Wide Web; thus they have a thorough understanding of the cultural shifts the Internet has produced and been affected by, and they have a keen appreciation for the potential of the medium. Most scholarship on cyberculture has repeatedly emphasized that our offline selves determine how we are able to use technology, that real life affects what we do online. This volume is an attempt to reverse that discussion, to demonstrate that how we live online affects our lives offline as well. A virtual public is not an unreal one.

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A collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine how the internet has affected conceptions of community and public life.

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