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Fast Sofas and Cyborg Couch Potatoes: Generation X on the Infobahn

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with the cultural discourses surrounding the so-called Information Superhighway, a vast engineering project conceived on a par with the Fordist construction of the literal ... More


From Computers to Cyberspace: Virtual Reality, the Virtual Nation, and the CorpoNation

Stephanie Ricker Schulte

in Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708668
eISBN:
9780814788684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708668.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of the “World Wide Web”—the Internet's best-known hypertext system—when the global nature of the Internet became an animating idea in news media and popular ... More


The Moment of Wired

Thomas Streeter

in The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the structure of feeling created in the early 1990s as knowledge workers began to discover the pleasures of online communication and elites groped for an organizational ... More


Libraries on the Superhighway – Rest Stop or Roadkill?

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a discursive essay on the impact of computer technology on libraries and learning, Wolfe opens by arguing that contemporary America is adapting to ignorance and illiteracy and characterises ... More


Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture

Stephanie Ricker Schulte

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708668
eISBN:
9780814788684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the 1980s and 1990s, the Internet became a major player in the global economy and a revolutionary component of everyday life for much of the United States and the world. It offered users new ways ... More


The Great Comet Crash of 1994

Gerrit L. Verschuur

in Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195101058
eISBN:
9780197561232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195101058.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

Just as everyone offering odds was beginning to feel secure that comet impact is not an immediate threat to life on earth, I heard several planetary scientists state confidently that there was not ... More


Solar System Debris

Gerrit L. Verschuur

in Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195101058
eISBN:
9780197561232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195101058.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

The object that slammed into the earth to precipitate the dinosaur demise was no stranger to the solar system; it had been lurking about its outer regions ever since the sun and planets formed 4.5 ... More


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