Neuromancer - computers & society: fall 2011

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cyberculture

and its
(dis)contents


comp 380: computers & society

w
hat is culture?


Traditions and customs; symbols;
transmission


Geography


Products


Values versus behavior


Subcultures


More?

what/where is cyberspace?

Cyberspace. A consensual
hallucination
experienced
daily by millions of legitimate
operators...A graphic representation of data
abstracted from the banks of every computer
in the human system. Unthinkable complexity.
Lines of light ranged in the
nonspace

of the
mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like
city lights, receding
.

--
William Gibson,
Neuromancer
,
1984


in and between our computers but also in
and of the imagination

t
he stories we tell about the
world/online


material
stories: what
is it? what's its
history?


symbolic
stories: what
does it mean? what
does it say about us?


experiential
stories: what
happens to us
there
?

Michael
Benedikt
, 1991:
Naming and Shaping the
Space


1. Cyberspace: the tablet become a page
become a
screen become a world, a virtual
world. Everywhere and nowhere, a place
where nothing is forgotten and yet
everything changes
. (MB)


2
. The
etherialization

of the world we live
in...the concretization of the world we dream
and think in
. (MB)


Cyberspace should be magic. (MB)


Symbolic doing


World 3 (Karl Popper)


Benedikt’s

principles of
cyberspace design


Exclusion


Maximal exclusion


Indifference


Scale


Transit


Personal visibility


Commonality

Sherry
Turkle

and the Screen


Identity


Aliveness


Community



Liminality


Virtual social mobility

Maria
Bakardjieva


Theory should be shaped by our stories


User versus consumer


Types of human
-
technology relationship via
Don
Ihde
: embodiment, hermeneutic,
alterity

(background)


Everyday life and the
lifeworld
, where the
self is made


The home

The Singularity and the
posthuman


Material changes to the body: genetic
engineering, prosthetics, implants


The changing boundaries of the body


Alternative ways of thinking about the body:
a critique of the Enlightenment notions of
binary divisions and the integrated subject


Moving beyond Enlightenment
-
era
humanism to a new sense of identity and
possibility




Cyberfeminism


“Perhaps, ironically, we can learn from our
fusions with animals and machines how not
to be Man, the embodiment of Western
logos.”

Donna
Haraway


Sadie Plant: The Internet is essentially
feminine. Why?


Sarah
Kember

critiques Plant. How? What
do you think?


Tim
Dant’s

notion of “assemblage