Life on the Screen

Life on the Screen

Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines.

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127117

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Life on the Screen is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity—as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.
Categories: Science

Life on the Screen

Life on the Screen

This book examines the wonders and dangers of virtual interaction and the profound impact it has on our lives. The author argues that what is emerging is a new sense of identity, one which is de-centred and multiple.

Author: Sherry Turkle


ISBN: 185799888X

Category: Computer networks

Page: 347

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BEYOND DREAMS AND BEASTS tells a story of the story of the changing impact of the computeron our psychological lives. What is emerging, Turkle argues, is a new sense of identity, one which is de-centred and multiple. She describes the trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people's experience of virtual environments.
Categories: Computer networks

Digital Life on Instagram

Digital Life on Instagram

Sherry Turkle, one of the first scholars interested in web identity, identified in the Life on the Screen (1997) the specificity of the digital age. According to Turkle (1997), digital technologies permit people to take advantage of an ...

Author: Elisa Serafinelli

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787564954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Discussing the social uses of Instagram, this book shows how visuality is changing people’s perception of the world and their mediated lives, illustrating how the platform shapes new social relationships, marketing techniques, privacy and surveillance concerns, and representations of the self, arguing for the development of new mobile visualities.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Screen Media Reader

The Screen Media Reader

See John Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey, Time for Life: The Surprising Ways Americans Use Their Time (University Park: ... Sherry Turkle, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995), 13.

Author: Stephen Monteiro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501311673

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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As mobile communication, social media, wireless networks, and flexible user interfaces become prominent topics in the study of media and culture, the screen emerges as a critical research area. This reader brings together insightful and influential texts from a variety of sources-theorists, researchers, critics, inventors, and artists-that explore the screen as a fundamental element not only in popular culture but also in our very understanding of society and the world. The Screen Media Reader is a foundational resource for studying the screen and its cultural impact. Through key contemporary and historical texts addressing the screen's development and role in communications and the social sphere, it considers how the screen functions as an idea, an object, and an everyday experience. Reflecting a number of descriptive and analytical approaches, these essays illustrate the astonishing range and depth of the screen's introduction and application in multiple media configurations and contexts. Together they demonstrate the long-standing influence of the screen as a cultural concept and communication tool that extends well beyond contemporary debates over screen saturation and addiction.
Categories: Social Science

Life on the Line

Life on the Line

A man sits in front of the computer screen. Agitated, he rises, pacing back and forth in front of the screen, stopping momentarily to type something. Come on, honey. Meet me. Say yes, tell me you'll meet me. He says.

Author: Sandra Tork

Publisher: Sandra Tork



Page: 143

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Don't talk to strangers! We've all been taught this as children. Ominous times lie ahead for Andrea Taylor, when she finds out the hard way what can happen when chatting online with strangers! Her husband, William, is an Attorney and doesn't care for her virtual buddies. Andrea is frustrated with his working all the time, and chooses to defiantly ignore William's advice about meeting her online acquaintances. William gets heated when a man, his wife has met online, calls to let him know he is on his way to meet with her. Discover what William, and Andrea's brother John, an FBI agent have to do in order to try and save her! Andrea finds herself within grasp of a serial killer she has been chatting with and wishes more than ever she would have taken her husband's advice!

The Virtual Community revised edition

The Virtual Community  revised edition

Her book , Life On The Screen : Identity in the Age of the Internet ( Turkle , 1995 ) , based on two decades of participant - observation , remains the fundamental work in the field . Turkle asserts that the personal computer itself is ...

Author: Howard Rheingold

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261103

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Howard Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking. Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community—one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities. Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.
Categories: Computers

Background Practices

Background Practices

In her recent book, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, she details “the ability of the Internet to change popular understandings of identity.” On the Internet, she tells us, “we are encouraged to think of ourselves ...

Author: Hubert L. Dreyfus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192516022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This volume presents a selection of Hubert Dreyfus's pioneering work in bringing phenomenology and existentialism to bear on the philosophical and scientific study of the mind. Each of the thirteen essays interprets, develops, and extends the insights of his predecessors working in the European philosophical tradition. One of Dreyfus' central contributions to reading the historical canon of philosophy comes from his recognition that great philosophers help us to understand the "background practices" of a culture - the practices that shape and embody our most basic understanding of ourselves and the things and situations we encounter in our world. Background practices are all too often overlooked completely, or else their importance is misunderstood. Each chapter in this volume shows in one way or another how a broad range of philosophical topics can only be properly understood when we recognize how they are grounded in the background practices that shape our lives and give meaning to our activities, our tasks, our normative commitments, our aims and our goals.
Categories: Philosophy

Eye of the Century

Eye of the Century

Beginning with an intersection that is so beautifully summarized in Dziga Vertov's introduction: “The material is interpreted and moves along the film according to three basic intersecting lines: 'life as it is' on the screen, 'life as ...

Author: Francesco Casetti

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231511490

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Is it true that film in the twentieth century experimented with vision more than any other art form? And what visions did it privilege? In this brilliant book, acclaimed film scholar Francesco Casetti situates the cinematic experience within discourses of twentieth-century modernity. He suggests that film defined a unique gaze, not only because it recorded many of the century's most important events, but also because it determined the manner in which they were received. Casetti begins by examining film's nature as a medium in an age obsessed with immediacy, nearness, and accessibility. He considers the myths and rituals cinema constructed on the screen and in the theater and how they provided new images and behaviors that responded to emerging concerns, ideas, and social orders. Film also succeeded in negotiating the different needs of modernity, comparing and uniting conflicting stimuli, providing answers in a world torn apart by conflict, and satisfying a desire for everydayness, as well as lightness, in people's lives. The ability to communicate, the power to inform, and the capacity to negotiate-these are the three factors that defined film's function and outlook and made the medium a relevant and vital art form of its time. So what kind of gaze did film create? Film cultivated a personal gaze, intimately tied to the emergence of point of view, but also able to restore the immediacy of the real; a complex gaze, in which reality and imagination were combined; a piercing gaze, achieved by machine, and yet deeply anthropomorphic; an excited gaze, rich in perceptive stimuli, but also attentive to the spectator's orientation; and an immersive gaze, which gave the impression of being inside the seen world while also maintaining a sense of distance. Each of these gazes combined two different qualities and balanced them. The result was an ever inventive synthesis that strived to bring about true compromises without ever sacrificing the complexity of contradiction. As Casetti demonstrates, film proposed a vision that, in making opposites permeable, modeled itself on an oxymoronic principle. In this sense, film is the key to reading and understanding the modern experience.
Categories: Performing Arts

Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It

Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It

To tap into the power of the home computer revolution , computer scientists conceived a plan to write a screen - saver program . Screen - savers are designed to protect monitors by providing ever - changing patterns rather than an ...

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 185233097X

Category: Science

Page: 180

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SETI -- the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence -- is undergoing something of a renaissance, and alongside the work of the scientists almost a million PC users round the world are participating in the SERENDIP IV project through the "SETI at Home" initiative from Berkeley University in California. This book is an up-to-date review of todays scientific thinking about where and how we might find life elsewhere in the universe, presented in Stuart Clarks easily read yet authoritative style.
Categories: Science

Community in the Digital Age

Community in the Digital Age

6 Our Split Screens Sherry Turkle Computers influence our thinking about life and mind . They may do this quite directly . Research in artificial intelligence and artificial life explicitly tries to build machines that model the human ...

Author: Daniel Feenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742529592

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Is the Internet the key to a reinvigorated public life? Or will it fragment society by enabling citizens to associate only with like-minded others? Online community has provided social researchers with insights into our evolving social life. As suburbanization and the breakdown of the extended family and neighborhood isolate individuals more and more, the Internet appears as a possible source for reconnection. Are virtual communities "real" enough to support the kind of personal commitment and growth we associate with community life, or are they fragile and ultimately unsatisfying substitutes for human interaction? Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.
Categories: Social Science