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The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Michael Heim

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Computers have dramatically altered life in the late 20th century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications for radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and ... More


Teaching New Religious Movements on the World Wide Web

Douglas E. Cowan

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers NRMs and the Internet from two broad perspectives: (a) new religions on the Web, and (b) the Internet as both a pedagogical tool for teaching about NRMS and a sociological or ... More


Models of Internet governance

Lawrence B. Solum

in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561131
eISBN:
9780191721199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter presents a typology of various models of governance forms that impinge, or are assumed to impinge, on the Internet. Five such models are analysed. One model is based on a view of the ... More


Cyber Security: Securing Our Cyber Ecosystem

Howard A. Schmidt

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0016
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter first discusses the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), established by the White House in 2010 in response to a near-term action item in President Obama's ... More


How Did We Get Here?

Susan W. Brenner

in Cyber Threats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385014
eISBN:
9780199855414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385014.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes why the nation-state monopolization of power arose and why it is eroding. As technology evolves in sophistication and pervasiveness, the impact of the virtual overlay cyberspace ... More


Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

D. Frank Hsu and Dorothy Marinucci (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

In this book, the world's foremost cyber security experts share critical practical knowledge on how the cyberspace ecosystem is structured, how it functions, and what we can do to protect it and ... More


The Politics of the Internet II: Privacy and Liberty in Cyberspace

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter begins by discussing how countries, particularly the United States, control the flow of information in the Internet, as well as the challenges encountered in doing so. It then examines ... More


Cyberspace and Social Distinctions: Two Metaphors and a Theory

David C. Neice

in Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296553
eISBN:
9780191685231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

There are two different types of experiences and interactions that can be encountered in cyberspace. The first is shown in the form of social metaphors about cyberspace that focus on folk theories ... More


Archetypes and Cyberspace: Magic in the Twenty-First Century

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If we are to understand the nature of contemporary magical practice and its relationship with the “virtual” world of the Internet, it may well be that new paradigms are required—new paradigms for ... More


From Interface to Cyberspace

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter outlines humanity's dependency and marriage to machines. The marriage began with appliance. Applied technology filled our lives with familiar routines. So embedded are machines to our way ... More


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