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The Resource The virtual, Rob Shields

The virtual, Rob Shields

Label
The virtual
Title
The virtual
Statement of responsibility
Rob Shields
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book looks at the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual. Rob Shields shows how the construction of virtual worlds has a long history. He examines the many forms of faith and hysteria that have surrounded computer technologies in recent years. Moving beyond the technologies themselves he shows how the virtual plays a role in our daily lives at every level. The virtual is also an essential concept needed to manage innovation and risk. It is real but not actual, ideal but not abstract. The virtual, he argues, has become one of the key organizing principles of contemporary society in the public realms of politics, business and consumption as well as in our private lives."--Book cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, Rob
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.S546 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key ideas
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  • Information society
  • Virtual reality
Label
The virtual, Rob Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [220]-233) 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
Contents
Introduction 1. The Return of the Virtual --- 2. The Virtual and the Real --- 3. Digital Virtualities --- 4. Virtual Africa --- 5. Joystick Generation --- 6. Work: Virtual working --- 7. Business Sense for a Virtual World --- 8. Risk, Trust and the Virtual --- 9. The future and the virtual
Control code
50410277
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780415281805
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2002027534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50410277
Label
The virtual, Rob Shields
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [220]-233) 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
Contents
Introduction 1. The Return of the Virtual --- 2. The Virtual and the Real --- 3. Digital Virtualities --- 4. Virtual Africa --- 5. Joystick Generation --- 6. Work: Virtual working --- 7. Business Sense for a Virtual World --- 8. Risk, Trust and the Virtual --- 9. The future and the virtual
Control code
50410277
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780415281805
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2002027534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50410277

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