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Escape Velocity: Cyberculture At The End Of The Century

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A high-speed tour through the high-tech underground and its denizens. Dery introduces us to those who embrace computer technology, figuratively and literally -- cyberpunks, cyberhippies, cybersexers, and would-be cyborgs who believe the body is mere meat, and await the day when man-machine union is much more than mere science fiction. Dery draws heavily on academic theoris...more
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Anya
So how about it, ladies--would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg?

"Escape Velocity" examines our changing relationships to our bodies, minds, spirits, and especially the technology in which we currently float, twist, and dream. Who else but Mark Dery would draw such elegant parallels between bodybuilders and cyberpunks, or between cyborg technology and James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"?

Dery wrote this book over 15 years ago, and some of his subjects, such as certain perf...more
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Un imprescindible en mi estantería. Repasa y hace una crítica inspiradora, desde el punto de vista académico, de la cibercultura. Evidentemente muchas perspectivas han quedado obsoletas, fue escrito hace 20 años, y la cibercultura y la sociedad digital ha ido cambiando paulatinamente, pero la base de todo lo escrito pro Dery sigue siendo de gran referencia para hoy en día.
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Mark Dery is a cultural critic. Bruce Sterling wrote, "He may be the best cultural critic alive." Roseanne Barr once told him, when he guested on her radio show, "I like your sense of humor. You're *dark*. We should have a dark-off."

Mark writes about media, the visual landscape, fringe trends, and unpopular culture. He is the author of The Pyrotechnic I...more
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