The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace

The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace

In a masterful analysis of the geography of space, the author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day. Reprint.

Author: Margaret Wertheim

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393320537

Category: Computers

Page: 335

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In a masterful analysis of the geography of space, the author of Pythagoras' Trousers explores the changing concepts of both physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present day. Reprint.
Categories: Computers

From Magic Columns to Cyberspace

From Magic Columns to Cyberspace

... The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace : A History of Space from Dante to the Internet
( London and New York : Norton & Company , 1999 ) . 18 See for example Gisela
Beste , Bedrohliche Zeiten : Literarische Gestaltung von Zeitwahrnehmung ...

Author: Daniel Lambauer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122500817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Oxford University German graduate seminar's fourth international summer symposium held April 2007.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cyber Reader

Cyber Reader

For Wertheim , then , cyberspace has a much closer connection with pre -
modern space than with of the modern . ... 1 Margaret Wertheim , The Pearly
Gates of Cyberspace : A History of Space from Dante to the Internet , London :
Virago ...

Author: Neil Spiller

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015055449550

Category: Computers

Page: 319

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Presents an anthology of writings that reflect a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of cyberspace.
Categories: Computers

New Scientist

New Scientist

REVIEW UL The evicted spirit Heaven ' s portals Simon Ings on Margaret
Wertheim Debora MacKenzie on Jessica Stern David Goode on Umberto Eco
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace by Margaret Wertheim , W . W . Norton , $ 23 .
95 , ISBN ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015046277656

Category: Science

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Digital Performance

Digital Performance

2 See Wertheim, The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante
to the Internet, 223; Hafner and Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins
of the Internet, 168, 178. 3 Hafner and Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late, 242, ...

Author: Steve Dixon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262303323

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 828

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The historical roots, key practitioners, and artistic, theoretical, and technological trends in the incorporation of new media into the performing arts. The past decade has seen an extraordinarily intense period of experimentation with computer technology within the performing arts. Digital media has been increasingly incorporated into live theater and dance, and new forms of interactive performance have emerged in participatory installations, on CD-ROM, and on the Web. In Digital Performance, Steve Dixon traces the evolution of these practices, presents detailed accounts of key practitioners and performances, and analyzes the theoretical, artistic, and technological contexts of this form of new media art. Dixon finds precursors to today's digital performances in past forms of theatrical technology that range from the deus ex machina of classical Greek drama to Wagner's Gesamtkunstwerk (concept of the total artwork), and draws parallels between contemporary work and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Futurism, and multimedia pioneers of the twentieth century. For a theoretical perspective on digital performance, Dixon draws on the work of Philip Auslander, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, and others. To document and analyze contemporary digital performance practice, Dixon considers changes in the representation of the body, space, and time. He considers virtual bodies, avatars, and digital doubles, as well as performances by artists including Stelarc, Robert Lepage, Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, Blast Theory, and Eduardo Kac. He investigates new media's novel approaches to creating theatrical spectacle, including virtual reality and robot performance work, telematic performances in which remote locations are linked in real time, Webcams, and online drama communities, and considers the "extratemporal" illusion created by some technological theater works. Finally, he defines categories of interactivity, from navigational to participatory and collaborative. Dixon challenges dominant theoretical approaches to digital performance—including what he calls postmodernism's denial of the new—and offers a series of boldly original arguments in their place.
Categories: Performing Arts

Netting Citizens

Netting Citizens

Margaret Wertheim , in The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace , argues that cyberspace
allows people once again to engage spiritual yearnings , silenced in a world
where science has dominated religion : The ' spiritual appeal of cyberspace lies ...

Author: Johnston R. McKay

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556036365435

Category: Citizenship

Page: 270

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Netting Citizens is a religious, social and political reflection on the place of information technology in the political and religious life of the country. The book is the result of a conference on 'Netting Citizens' held by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and comprises 13 essays and lectures which were either delivered at the conference or were developed as a result of the issues addressed at the conference. The contributors, including Neil Ascherson and Dr Alison Elliot - Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland - deal with the many challenging and varied issues raised by today's new Information Communication Technology and places them in theological, religious or ecclesiastical context.
Categories: Citizenship

Law Society Journal

Law Society Journal

The ascendancy of the non - material in western thought The Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace , by Margaret Wertheim , Doubleday , 1999 , 336pp , $ 22 . 95
Margaret Wertheim By JANE SANDERS , Solicitor the Pearly Gates THE
CONCEPT OF ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062965160

Category: Bar associations

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Categories: Bar associations

New Statesman

New Statesman

RICHARD HEYMAN Star wars THE PEARLY GATES OF CYBERSPACE : A
HISTORY OF SPACE FROM DANTE TO THE ... But for 39 members of the
Heaven's Gate cult living in a wealthy suburb of San Diego , Hale - Bopp's arrival
promised ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556032871303

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

David Almond

David Almond

798. Lane, Global Literary Theory, p. 798. Margaret Wertheim, The Pearly Gates
of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet (Milson's Point,
NSW: Doubleday, Transworld, 1999), p. 23. Wertheim, Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace, ...

Author: Rosemary Johnston

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137301185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection of original essays by international leaders in children's literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview of his work as well as a fresh analysis of individual texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Face and Mask

Face and Mask

On this topic see Margaret Wertheim, The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History
of Space from Dante to the Internet (New York, 1999), 253ff. 4. Ruth Nestvold, “
Die Digitale Maskerade: Das Unbehagan am Unbestimmten Geschlecht,” in Elfi ...

Author: Hans Belting

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162355

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Face and Mask: Changing Views -- Portrait and Mask: the Face as Representation -- Media and Masks: the Production of Faces
Categories: Art

Thinking Otherwise

Thinking Otherwise

16 In her book - length study , appropriately titled The Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace , she notes that “ today ' s proselytizers of cyberspace proffer their
domain as an idealized realm ' above ' and beyond the problems of a troubled
material world ...

Author: David J. Gunkel

Publisher: Duquesne

ISBN: 1557534365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Thinking Otherwise is a unique and revealing look at the philosophical dimensions of information and communication technology (ICT). Among thinkers, the importance of what transpires within the virtual world is the effect these activities have on real human beings who exist outside of and beyond the computer-generated virtual environment. Obviously, the result of ICT interactions can lead to good or bad outcomes. Gunkel, however, is not concerned about deciding which argument is more compelling, but how these arguments are organised, articulated and configured. This approach entails challenging, criticizing and even changing the terms and conditions of the discourse itself. For example, the binary nature of computer logic tends to colour debate about subsequent issues by portraying each side as the antithesis of the other. That is, the switch is turned on or off. Thinking Otherwise investigates the unique quandaries, complications and possibilities introduced by a form of otherness that veils, through technology, the identity of the Other. Therefore, Gunkel formulates alternative ways of proceeding to take into account additional forms of otherness. Gunkel submits traditional forms of philosophical reasoning to a critical reevaluation caused by opportunities made available with information technology and also develops alternative ways of thinking that are oriented otherwise.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Context

Context

... science writer, in The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from
Dante to the Internet (W. W. Norton, 1999), deals with a not wholly unrelated
theme: “In our time of social and environmental disintegration—a time when our '
empire ...

Author: Martin E. Marty

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028424112

Category: Religion and culture

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Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

... experience , where the realm of material space ( comprised of atoms ) and the
realm of cyberspace combine to define the perception of space ( The Production
of Space . Oxford : Basil Blackwell , 1991 ) . [ 5 ] Wertheim , M. ' The Pearly Gates
 ...

Author: Edward Hollis

Publisher: Libri Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131700655

Category: Architecture

Page: 283

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A collection of essays from prominent thinkers in the field of interiors, topics touched upon in this collection ranges from cushions, curtains, and feminism; the relationship between the interior and the enclave in the contemporary age of terror; the regulation of the profession of interiors; and the representation of the interior on the written page and in history. With various debates on the identity, the profession, and the regulation of interior design; essays on the relationship between theory and practice in interiors; and case studies from, and reflections upon, the education of the interior designer, this collection of writings is essential reading for anyone with an interest in interior design.
Categories: Architecture

The Literary Review

The Literary Review

DAVID MILNER LOST IN SPACE THE PEARLY GATES OF CYBERSPACE : A
HISTORY OF SPACE FROM DANTE TO THE INTERNET By Margaret Wertheim (
Virago 336pp £ 14.99 ) when Einstein sounded the death knell of Newtonian ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0083622472

Category: Books

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Categories: Books

Privacies

Privacies

... in Cyberspace Transaction , ” Stanford Law Review 50 ( 1998 ) : 1193 ; Patricia
Wallace , The Psychology of the Internet ( Cambridge : Cambridge University
Press , 1999 ) ; Margaret Wertheim , The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace : A History
of ...

Author: Beate Rössler

Publisher: Cultural Memory in the Present

ISBN: UOM:39015058279889

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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This ambitious, interdisciplinary collection responds to present intellectual debates concerning the value and limits of privacy. Ever since the beginning of modernity, the line of demarcation between private and public spaces, and the distinction between them, have continually been challenged and redrawn. Such developments as new technologies that introduce previously unforeseen possibilities for infringement upon privacy and the modern spectacles of television talk shows and “reality-TV” give added urgency to the discussion on privacy. This collection examines the fundamental issues structuring that debate. Bringing together for the first time leading contributors to the recent debates on privacy from both Europe and the United States, this collection affirms that privacy, in all its dimensions, remains a central value of liberal democracies. Its essays expose the complex ways in which privacy is essentially and intimately intertwined with our ideas of freedom, identity, and “the good life.”
Categories: Philosophy

Gender Community in the Social Construction of the Internet

Gender   Community in the Social Construction of the Internet

The pearly gates of cyberspace : A history of space from Dante to the Internet .
New York : W . W . Norton . Whaley , Patti . 1996 . Potential contributions of
information technologies to human rights . Women and Performance : A Journal
of ...

Author: Leslie Regan Shade

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004587154

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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Drawing on diverse feminist scholars, Shade (communication, U. of Ottawa) first reviews how the telephone, radio, and television have been historically gendered through social practices. They she critically examines some of the women's communities that are using the Internet, and feminist and political-economic perspectives of the Internet's current trajectory. She also suggests a policy framework on access to the Internet from a feminist perspective. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Computers

From Counterculture to Cyberculture

From Counterculture to Cyberculture

The pearly gates of cyberspace ; a history of space from Dante to the Internet .
New York : W.W. Norton , 1999 . Werry , Chris . “ Imagined electronic community :
representations of virtual community in contemporary business discourse .

Author: Frederick C. Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009430992

Category: Communication and culture

Page: 762

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Categories: Communication and culture

Entertainment Theology

Entertainment Theology

Margaret Wertheim , The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace : A History of Space from
Dante to the Internet ( New York : Norton & Company , 1999 ) , 30-31 . 30. Ibid . ,
33 . 31. Franco Zeffirelli adopted a similar posture in another of his films , Brother
 ...

Author: Barry Taylor

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: UOM:39015076145393

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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It's the end of the church as we know it. In a digitally connected world, people are seeking spiritual answers through pop culture. Instead of retreating, Christians must "rethink the sacred" and enter global conversations about God--in film, literature, TV, and music--or face extinction, argues Barry Taylor in Entertainment Theology. Taking snapshots from theology, cultural studies, sociology, and pop culture, Taylor explores a myriad of factors affecting religious life since the 1970s, including technology, fashion, celebrity, and global communications. He exhorts a move away from traditional Christian religion, proposing instead a manifestation of Christianity as a religion not of the past but of the present and the future. For scholars, seminary students, culture watchers, and emerging-church readers, Entertainment Theology offers thought-provoking hope for Christianity's future.
Categories: Religion

Technologies of Magic

Technologies of Magic

Margaret Wertheim covers a similar historical trajectory in The Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace ( 1999 ) , travelling from Renaissance soul - space and celestial
space to the spiritual yearnings within cyberspace . Erik Davis charts an even
longer ...

Author: John Potts

Publisher: Power Publications

ISBN: IND:30000111116822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 163

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Technologies of Magic collects essays that investigate the coexistence of very old forms of thought--belief in ghosts, magic, spirits--and contemporary culture. Offering a new way of thinking about technology in today's world, this distinctive collection frames ghosts and magic as fundamentally performative--performing new kinds of cultural work in the world. Modern ghosts are not asked to identify themselves, but are instead made to account for the work they do.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Untangling the Web

Untangling the Web

Talamo, A. & Ligorio, B. (2001) Strategicidentities in cyberspace.
CyberPsychology and Behavior, 4(1), ... Wertheim, M. (1999) The Pearly Gates of
Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet. W.W. Norton &
Company. Westin ...

Author: Aleks Krotoski

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: NYPL:33433111244327

Category: Internet

Page: 216

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How has the most revolutionary innovation of our time - the World Wide Web - transformed our world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphone? How has the Web changed our concept of privacy if we now readily share valuable pieces of our personal lives with friends and corporations? Are our Facebook updates and our Twitter witterings inspiring revolution or are they just a symptom of our global narcissism? How has the Web changed our opinions of celebrity, when everyone can have a following or be a paparazzo? What has happened to our most intimate emotions, when love, sex and hate can be mediated by a computer? And what happens to our relationships, our work and our lives if we can't switch off? Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the Web on how we work, live and play. In this groundbreaking book, she uncovers how much humanity has - and hasn't - changed because of our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the computer. She tells the story of how the network has become woven into our lives, and what it means to be alive in the Age of the Internet.
Categories: Internet