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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


Order in Cyberspace Can Only Be Maintained with a Combination of Ethics and Technology

John Perry Barlow and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

John Perry Barlow starts the dialogue explaining the reasons that led him to draw up and disclose his Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in Davos. He then discusses why he believes that ... More


Cyberspace, Power Structures, and Gay Sexual Health: The Sexuality of Thai Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Camfrog On-line Web-cam Chat Rooms

Ronnapoom Samakkeekarom and Pimpawun Boonmongkon

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cyberspace provides a venue for virtual communities in which face-to-face communication does not rely upon physical space. Within this virtual domain, individuals are able to leave aside normative ... More


Coda

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter returns to the topic of the hierarchy of the modern disciplines, and also offers some thoughts about the new genres that are proliferating in cyberspace, apparently beyond the reach of ... More


Japanese Male-Queer Cyberspace and Global Flows: Realising Queer Japan through the Imagination

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

in Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 6 positions the discussion of the deployment of the ‘Japan’ versus the ‘West’ binary within the context of Japan's queer culture in the age of Internet communication. This chapter focuses on ... More


Cairo as Capital of Islamic Institutions? Al-azhar Islamic University, the State, and the City1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reveals the “mapping of state power” as the state implements its master plans, designs parks, buildings, and communities; enforces its regulations and implements court decisions; arrests ... More


Banda HispânicaSpanish American–Brazilian Links in Lyric and Landings

Charles A. Perrone

in Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034218
eISBN:
9780813038797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034218.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

One of the most significant developments in terms of communication since the 1990s involves the Internet's dissemination and diversification. The spread and exchange of information over the World ... More


Introduction: History in the Ascendant Mode

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book explores the politics underlying the rise of history to prominence in modern India. It offers an account of the nationalist obsession with history in nineteenth-century India, examines the ... More


Aryavarta and Silicon Valley: Indian History on the Net in the Age of Cyber Hinduism

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores how the politics of Hinduism has played itself out in cyberspace and how Hinduism itself gradually merged into Hindutva politics. It considers the Indian diaspora in the United ... More


Blue Sky in the Morning

Kendall Lori

in Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230361
eISBN:
9780520935983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230361.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an examination of BlueSky's social contexts and the effects they have on people's online interactions, with an emphasis on gender. It discusses Falcon, a hangout on an online ... More


Hungover In the Virtual Pub: Power and Identity Online

Kendall Lori

in Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230361
eISBN:
9780520935983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230361.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a summary analysis of identity and power on BlueSky. Researchers critically claim that online interaction is more egalitarian or even that it subverts offline hierarchies. As ... More


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