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The Resource Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies, Tama Leaver

Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies, Tama Leaver

Label
Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies
Title
Artificial culture
Title remainder
identity, technology and bodies
Statement of responsibility
Tama Leaver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable relationship between people, our bodies, and technology at large. While the artificial is often imagined as outside of the natural order and thus also beyond the realm of humanity, paradoxically, artificial concepts are simultaneously produced and constructed by human ideas and labor. The artificial can thus act as a boundary point against which we as a culture can measure what it means to be human. Science fiction feature films and novels, and other related media, frequently and provocatively deploy ideas of the artificial in ways which the lines between people, our bodies, spaces and culture more broadly blur and, at times, dissolve. Building on the rich foundational work on the figures of the cyborg and posthuman, this book situates the artificial in similar terms, but from a nevertheless distinctly different viewpoint. After examining ideas of the artificial as deployed in film, novels and other digital contexts, this study concludes that we are now part of an artificial culture entailing a matrix which, rather than separating minds and bodies, or humanity and the digital, reinforces the symbiotic connection between identities, bodies, and technologies. "--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leaver, Tama
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.8
LC item number
.L43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in cultural and media studies
Series volume
37
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial life
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Virtual reality
  • Popular culture
  • Technology
  • Science
Label
Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies, Tama Leaver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
724642271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780415899161
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011031244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724642271
Label
Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies, Tama Leaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
724642271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780415899161
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011031244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724642271

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