C.h.a.p.t.e.r 1: Bibliography and Webography


What follows are additional, suggested References to the authors and themes-- Cyberspace and Virtual Reality--discussed in chapter 1 of CR2.

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More References for Reading:
Bibliography and Webography

Abraham, Ralph H. Chaos Gaia Eros. NY: HarperCollins, 1994.

Barlow, John Perry, Sven Birkerts, Kevin Kelly, Mark Slouka. "What Are We Doing On-line?" Harper's Magazine (August 1995): 35-46.

Birch, David G.W., and S. Peter Buck. "What is Cyberspace?"

Brand, Stewart. The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT. NY: Viking, 1987.

Coupland, Douglas. microserfs. New York: ReganBooks (HarperCollins), 1995. (The inside cover reads: "... a handful of misfit Microsoft employees who realize they don't have lives and subsequently become determined to get lives inside the lightning-paced world of high-tech 1990s American geek culture." etc.) || Here's an excerpt (the day Friday), which was published in Wired 2.01 (January 1991): microserfs.

Crews, Frederick. "The Mindsnatchers." The New York Review of Books. 45.11 (1998): 14, 16-19. (This article complements Richard Thieme's article on stalking the UFO meme. Of special interest: Check the CNN polls of percentage of people who believe the U.S. government is hiding knowledge of Aliens.)

Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.

Davis, Erik. "TechnoPagans". Wired. 3.07 (July 1995).

Dean, Jodi. Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspce. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1998.

Dery, Mark. Escape Velocity: CyberCulture at the End of the Century. New York: Grove P, 1996. There's an excellent informative Website to accompany the book.

Doherty, Michael E., Jr. Marshall McLuhan Meets William Gibson in "Cyberspace". CMC Magazine (September 1, 1995): 4.

Heim, Michael. The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality. NY: Oxford UP, 1993. Here's another chapter from this book "The Erotic Ontology of Cyberspace".

Heim, Michael. Virtual Realism. NY: Oxford UP, 1998.

Holtzman, Steven R. Digital Mantras: The Languages of Abstract and Virtual Worlds. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT P, 1994.

Kroker, Arthur, Marilouise Kroker, David Cook. Panic Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Postmodern Scene. NY: St. Martin's P, 1989.

Kroker, Arthur, and Michael Weinstein. "The Theory of the Virtual Class". In Data Trash. NY: St. Martin's P, 1994.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Guttenberg Gallaxy. Toronto: The University of Toronto P, 1965.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. London: Routledge, 1964.

McLuhan, Marshall, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Massage. NY: Bantam, 1967.

A Page on Marshall McLuhan.

Marshall McLuhan Links.

Moore, Dinty W. The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth About Internet Culture. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1995.

Negroponte, Nicholas. Being Digital. NY: Knopf, 1995. Browse through The "Being Digital" Cyberdock.

Poster, Mark. The Mode of Information. Cambridge: Polity P, 1990.

Regis, Ed. "Meet the Extropians". Wired. 2.10 (October 1994).

Rheingold, Howard. Virtual Reality. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

Rosenberg, Michael S. "Virtual Reality: Reflections of Life, Dreams, and Technology: An Ethnography of a Computer Society". Includes an excellent glossary.

Rushkoff, Douglas. Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. NY: HarperCollins, 1995.

Slouka, Mark. War of the Worlds: Cyberspace an the High-Tech Assault on Reality. NY: Basic Books, 1995.

Stoll, Clifford. Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. NY: Doubleday, 1995.

Thomas, Wes. "NanoCyborgs" (A Conersation with Charles Ostman). Mondo 2000, No. 12 (1994): 16- 29.

Woolley, Benjamin. Virtual Worlds: A Journey in Hype and Hyperreality. NY: Penguin, 1993.


Cyberspace Bibliography, with links.

CyberSpace: Related Disciplines, a grab-bag of links to excellent sites.



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