Internet Dreams: Archetypes, Myths and Metaphors (New edition)

Internet Dreams: Archetypes, Myths and Metaphors (New edition)

By: Mark Stefik (editor), Vinton G. Cerf (foreword_author)Paperback

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The "information superhighway" is a metaphor oft used to describethe internet, used so often that Stefik fears we're in danger ofsubjecting the evolution of the net to the limiting implications of this metaphor. Stefik, along with a host of prescient technothinkers and doers, examine four richer, more powerful metaphorsand their Jungian archetypes that together should expand anyone'sthinking about the cyber world...And those metaphors are: digitallibrary (The Keeper of Knowledge), electronic mail (Communicator),electronic marketplace (Trader), and digital world (Adventurer).The summoning of the archetypes in service of Stefik's argument isless silicon psychobabble than it is a compelling way to organizethis book around the very real ways in which the net is being used.CONTRIBUTORSThe I-Way as Publishing and Community MemoryVannevar Bush, J. C. R. Licklider, Robert E. Kahn, Joshua Lederberg, John Browning, Scott D. N. Cook, Vicky Reich, Mark Weiser, Ranjit MakkuniThe I-Way as a Communications Medium Lee Sproull, Samer Faraj,Jay Machado, Lynn Conway, Joshua Lederberg.Selling Goods and Services the I-Way Thomas Malone, JoanneYates, Robert Benjamin, Laura Fillmore, Mark StefikThe I-Way as a Gateway to Experience Pavel Curtis, JulianDibbell, Harry Collins, Mark Stefik, John Seeley Brown, William Wulf,Barbara Viglizzo

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Michael Warner is Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life and The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America.


Part 1 The digital library metaphor - the I-way as publishing and community memory: excerpt from "As We May Think", Vannevar Bush; excerpt from "Libraries of the Future", J.C.R. Licklider; excerpt from "The Digital Library Project", volume 1 - "The World of Knowbots", Robert E. Kahn and Vinton G. Cerf; excerpt from "Communication as the Root of Scientific Progress", Joshua Lederberg; excerpt from "What is the Role of Libraries in the Information Economy?", John Browning; technological revolutions and the Gutenberg myth, Scott D.N. Cook; excerpt from "Libraries are More than Information - Situational Aspects of Electronic Libraries", Vicky Reich and Mark Weiser; excerpt from "The Electronic Capture and Dissemination of the Cultural Practice of Tibetan Thangka Painting", Ranjit Makkuni. Part 2 The electronic mail metaphor - the I-way as a communications medium: some consequences of electronic groups, Lee Sproull and Samer Faraj; netiquette 101, Jay Machado; excerpt from "The MPC Adventures - Experiences with the Generation of VLSI Design and Implementation Methodologies", Lynn Conway; excerpt from "Digital Communications and the Conduct of Science - the New Literacy", Joshua Lederberg. Part 3 The electronic marketplace metaphor - selling goods and services on the I-way: excerpt from "Electronic Commerce on the Internet", from the CommerceNet Home Page; excerpt from "Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies", Thomas W. Malone et al; slaves of a new machine - exploring the for-free/for-pay conundrum, Laura Fillmore; letting loose the light - igniting commerce in electronic publication, Mark Stefik. Part 4 The digital worlds metaphor - the I-way as a gateway to experience: excerpt from "Mudding - Social Phenomena in Text-Based Virtual Realities", Pavel Curtis; a rape in Cyberspace - how an evil clown, a Haitian trikster spirit, two wizards and a cast of dozens turned a database into a society, Julian Dibbell; interaction without society? - what avatars can't do, Harry M. Collins; excerpt from "Toward Portable Ideas", Mark Stefik and John Seely Brown; the national collaboratory - a white paper, William A. Wulf; Internet dreams - first encounters of an on-line dream group, Barbara Viglizzo; epilogue - choices and dreams.

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  • publication date: 10/09/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780262692021
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780262692021
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0262692023
  • edition: New edition

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