Ulrich Gehmann, Martin Reiche, eds.
Real Virtuality
Transcript-Verlag Bielefeld, March 2014
ISBN Print: 978-3-8376-2608-7
ISBN PDF: 978-3-8376-2608-1

About the Destruction and Multiplication of World (with a Preface by Gerd Stern)

Increasingly, the virtual became reality by a hybridization of the world as we knew it: the process that went on in recent years is one of a technically assisted hybridization of both space and self, the »old« world is becoming virtualized and functionalized to a degree never experienced before. For the first time in human history, we have reached a threshold where we have not only to re-assert but to redefine ourselves, as regards our fundamental terms of understanding what world means for us, our base of existence and now an assemblage of mixed realities; and connected, what being human means.

Intended audience
Humanities, Art Sciences, Social Geography

Keywords
Hybridization, World-Creations, Functionalization, Space, Mixed Realities, Changes of the Self, Culture, Media, Cultural Theory, Media Theory, Media Studies, Cultural Studies

Publication date: March 28, 2014

470 pages, numerous images
EUR 44.99

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