Interactive Realism

Interactive Realism

The Poetics of Cyberspace

eBook - 2005
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Distinguishing between the Internet, a communication system, and cyberspace, an environment for human exchange, the author provides a framework for exploring the metaphors and images used in cyberspace to represent and model social reality. He clarifies how these symbolic interactions are linked to the technologies used to create, store, and transmit them and to their social context.
It is commonplace in our digitized world to think that technology is the primary agent of psychological and social change. In Interactive Realism Daniel Downes argues that it continues to be people who construct social reality through their interactions, critiquing the tranformative turn in media studies.

Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă2005
ISBN: 9780773572607
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages)


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