Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds. Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental. André Nusselder “Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology (Short Circuit Series) MIT Press, , pp. $ (USD) / £ paper ISBN Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds.
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Reality as an Effect; Chapter 6: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology is a thought-provoking, philosophical discussion that engages the complexities of Lacanian psychoanalysis within intedface and the interactions between humans and digital technologies.
Jordan Adams marked it as to-read Jan 30, Mar 14, Jake Cowan rated it liked it. Tiles – – International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 4 2: It does not joke around, Lacan is researched in depth here and I had no problems whatsoever with his adaptation.
History of Western Philosophy. Aivoturso marked it as to-read Jun 15, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Mirel Nechita marked it as to-read Nov 17, If, as suggested, cyberspace is lwcanian mental space, then applying psychoanalytical theory to analyzing its social, cultural and individual influences makes a lot of sense.
The primary argument that Lacanian psychoanalysis’s concept of fantasy explains the attraction of onotlogy cyber technology is noted, but to this reader not revelatory or all that interesting. Help Center Find new research papers in: The other two are the symbolic and the real.
Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology
Perhaps additional work could have been done to involve intrface empirical research studies in support of his present examples, offering a valuable comparison between a Lacanian perspective and the theoretical frame of the supporting research. Contact Contact Us Help. I have read it alongside McLuhan, Espe This little gem is a unique adaptation of Lacanian psychoanalysis for the research of modern computer technologies. Sebastian rated it liked it Nov 27, From these key Lacanian concepts, Nusselder communicates the psychoanalytic connections between the unconscious and the development of cyborgs.
My own experience observing avatars in Second Life suggests that it is highly instructive to note how closely an avatar resembles its creator sitting on the other side of the fantasy screen in so-called real life! Castor marked it as to-read Jul 02, Refresh and try again. Cheryl marked it as to-read Jan 19, Nusselder has undertaken this analysis primarily from a Lacanian perspective, using a notion central to Lacan’s thought: Megan rated it really liked it Nov 09, Short Circuits 1 – 10 of 12 fatasy.
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Click for larger view Lacnaian full resolution. The primary argument that Lacanian psychoanalysis’s concept of fantasy explains the attraction of new cyber technology is noted, but to this This is essentially a compilation of current scholarship on cyber technology’s interface with subjectivity. Paperbackpages.
Information Technology From Homer to Dendral. Lee Vincent rated it really liked it Aug 15, Robin added it Jul 28, Sign in Create an account. The fairly recent phenomenon of visual avatars functioning in virtual worlds adds considerable weight to Nusselder’s thesis.
Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology by André Nusselder
Emily marked it as to-read Nov 14, He discusses avatars in detail in Chapter 4, along with the general concept of embodiment and the various notions of what constitutes space or its dissolution. Other books in the series. Lists with This Book. Click here to sign up. Alex rated it it was ok Oct 13, Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology.
Gantasy MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities cbyorg social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Virtual space then replaces real space: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Nusselder analyzes our most intimate involvement with information technology–the almost invisible, affective aspects of technology that have the greatest impact on our lives.