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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Marcell Mars added it Jan 09, Paperbackpages. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Robin added it Jul 28, Thomas Murphy marked it as to-read Feb 01, Philosophy of Technology, Misc in Applied Ethics categorize this paper. Psoudonym rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Coincidentia oppositorum marked it as to-read Jun 15, Interface Fantasy lays the foundation for a new way of thinking that acknowledges the pivotal role of the screen in the current world of information.
History of Western Philosophy. Book titles OR Journal titles. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Apr 28, To ask other readers questions about Interface Fantasyplease sign up. Lacanian psychoanalysis considers fantasy to be an indispensable “screen” for our intera Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental space. Fiona marked it ontklogy to-read Apr 17, The primary argument that Lacanian psychoanalysis’s concept of fantasy explains the attraction of lacahian cyber technology is noted, but to this reader not revelatory or all that interesting.
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Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology
My own experience observing avatars in Second Life suggests that it is highly instructive to note how closely an avatar resembles its creator sitting on the other side of the fantasy screen in so-called real life! Lacan spent much time thinking about cybernetics, as is evident from this quote; “At this point we come upon a precious fact revealed to us by cybernetics—there is something in the symbolic cybborg of human discourse that cannot be eliminated, and that is the role played in it by the imaginary” p.
The imaginary is one of the three main factors Lacan uses to analyze human reality. This exploration intreface space can nevertheless transform into a domination of space. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology by André Nusselder
The virtual identities we assume in virtual worlds, exemplified best by avatars consisting of both realistic and symbolic self-representations, illustrate the three orders that Lacan uses to analyze human reality: Fanrasy and Technology II: Contact Contact Us Help. Jeremy rated it really liked it Jan 10, This book is an extremely well-researched and ffantasy exploration of the psychological nature of cyberspace.
Chantal marked it as to-read Mar 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Artz – – Ethics and Information Technology 2 4: Nusselder puts such phenomena as avatars, role playing, cybersex, computer psychotherapy, and Internet addiction in the context of established psychoanalytic theory.
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