Cyberia has ratings and 23 reviews. Jonathan said: I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life. My curiosity about hacker. Douglas Rushkoff, Author HarperOne $22 (p) ISBN In “Cyberia,” artists, scientists and hackers explore virtual reality using prototype. Few things read as well as complete, self-abasing repentance. And cyber-guru Douglas Rushkoff’s new book must be a modern classic of the.
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You get the feeling that Rushkoff is either putting some fancy embroidery on some relatively mundane experiences, or that he’s just making it up whole-cloth, or that some pranksters were pulling the wool over his eyes. Mar 11, Angela Perkins marked it as to-read. Mind-blowing book, that changed my inner world. While some readers might wish the author had kept his nonsense detector more finely tuned, much of the book’s value lies in Rushkoff’s ability to resist patronizing his subjects.
When I first read it, the interplay of anecdote and cultural critique was really attractive to me; the narratives made all these media hackers and psychonauts seem real and worth meeting and collaborating with. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Krista rated it liked it May 29, Sounds like they were too optimistic but on the other hand we didn’t get a dystopia either. Re-reads have not been kind; the technology references and conception of the Internet as a whole are increasingly dated, the promise of fully immersive virtual reality as some sort of singularity moment in human consciousness is as much vaporware now as it was then, and the stories are This largely sympathetic report from the latest frontier will undoubtedly strike many older readers as outrageous, but others especially those with clear memories of the 60’s may find much of the rhetoric familiar, even nostalgic.
Rushkoff interviews authors, drug dealers, musicians, and hackers; watches two electronic outlaws stealing ATM codes; joins a role-playing game in which he acts the part of a thief; and talks to eco-terrorists and cultists about their beliefs. About half this book is excellent, but somewhere around chapter 12 I started wanting to yell at Rushkoff. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
CYBERIA by Douglas Rushkoff | Kirkus Reviews
Dec 17, Joshua Sorkin rated it liked it. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Also, there were several places where 15 seconds of research would have made it a lot less jarring the “shee”? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In it’s present form the book seems to endorse New Age too much for my taste.
It didn’t help that, for the rest of the book, the focus was entirely uninteresting, either to me or nostalgia-Cow; a world I cybberia to run around and play in, but the camera keeps focusing on all the wrong, uninteresting things. More about raving than computers.
This is a book I should have read 20 years ago Excellent book.
Cyberia by Douglas Rushkoff
I cannot count how many facepalms it took to get through his quotes. Cyberia reflects how our most creative minds once thought it could be done, and points to how we might still make good on that promise.
Pablo Felix rated it it rudhkoff amazing Oct 26, The most significant new element in the mix is the computer– especially when used to connect with other computer users around the world. This article about a blogvlogor other Internet publication is a stub.
Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. Once united, humanity would move into an new era of prosperity, happiness etc.
Anyone who thinks the internet should be more than a giant lifestyles magazine that spies on you would do well to read this book.
Rushkofg 08, Andrew rated it really liked it. It led me into even m I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life.
Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace
Just imagine what kind of global harmony that will create, when data flows unstoppably through servers to carry liberation to the minds of How someone can be able to produce so much bullshit in one lifetime. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Nov 25, Jack Dkuglas rated it really liked it.
I don’t remember this book cyeria my mind but it’s been a looong time since I read it. Very interesting style of writing. Want to Read saving….
Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace
It’s pronounced kind of like Ibetha, but still. Jul 03, Florin Pitea rated it liked it. Given how much has changed about the internet since this book was published most all of the information is out of date, and little if any of the predictions Rushkoff made came true.