INTERFACE FANTASY A LACANIAN CYBORG ONTOLOGY PDF

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Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds. Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental. André Nusselder “Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology (Short Circuit Series) MIT Press, , pp. $ (USD) / £ paper ISBN Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds.

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The primary argument that Lacanian psychoanalysis’s concept of fantasy explains the attraction of new cyber technology is noted, but to this This is essentially a compilation of current scholarship on cyber technology’s interface with subjectivity. Return to Book Page. Short Circuits 1 – 10 of 12 books.

Google Books no proxy mitpress. Philosophy and Technology II: Nick marked it as to-read Sep 08, Displays of the Real: And it also legitimizes actions: Julie marked it as to-read Aug 06, Jason Manford added it Sep 28, Nusselder suggests that this type of online, symbolic image of self or particular reality epitomizes what the user wants others to see or wants oneself to identify with in a cyberspace fantasy.

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Feb 13, Ktulis rated it it was amazing. This little gem is a unique adaptation of Lacanian psychoanalysis for the research of modern computer technologies. My summary is here: This is essentially a compilation of current scholarship on cyber technology’s interface with subjectivity. Megan rated it really liked it Nov 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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This imaginary conquest of space can also seize upon people in the digital era.

Thomas Murphy marked it as to-read Feb 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jos de Mul – – Cambridge Scholars Press. No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Chantal marked it as to-read Mar 28, Because I see myself as Franklin Ridgway rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Even using a common-sense interpretation, omtology is not hard to see how one’s personal creation of an avatar draws on factors from the unconscious and as such presents an alter ego.

Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology by André Nusselder

View freely available titles: Lacanian psychoanalysis considers fantasy to be an indispensable “screen” for our interaction with the outside world; Nusselder argues that, at the mental level, computer screens and other human-computer interfaces incorporate this function of fantasy: Cyborg Space; Chapter 5: Ivelisse Jimenez marked it as to-read Jan 22, Aivoturso marked it as to-read Jun 15, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Other books in the series. Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental space. Castor marked it as to-read Jul 02, Sebastian rated it liked it Nov 27, Josh Wade marked it as to-read Feb 03, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

The 2nd half of the book continues the author’s philosophical explanation on the development of cyborgs, offering some illustrations of psychopathologies that exemplify the negative consequences of human and digital technology entangled within cyberspace. Though ELIZA’s technological features are substandard compared to today’s inrerface artificial intelligence, the psychoanalytic implications of entangled human-computer relationships transcend time and space, remaining as potent in the past as in modern day.

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Although the writing flows nicely and is enjoyable to read, the book at times gets bogged down saying the same lacaian from only slightly different angles. Eileen Tang marked it as to-read Nov 24, Paperbackpages.

Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology

Tamhas marked it as to-read Mar 23, Kevin Warwick – – Ethics and Information Technology 5 3: It does not joke around, Lacan is researched in depth here and I had no problems whatsoever with his adaptation. Sign in to use this feature. Clearly imagination and fantasy are closely related, lacamian we are conducting psychoanalytical analysis from the perspective of an electronic screen or via speech from the couch. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

The chapters proceed from introducing Lacan’s relevant psychoanalytical theories through to examples of avatars fantsay alter egos in various virtual spaces. Psychological researchers or research-practitioners who are interested in the field of human relationships and digital technologies, and are seeking a pragmatic book with practical treatment objectives or suggestions may feel initially disappointed that the objectives of Nusselder’s book lean more heavily towards a philosophical discussion of theoretical possibilities.