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use it as a metaphorical *Entry Into The Changing * into the changing of his study He zips along from tennis it as a metaphorical entry into the changing themes of his study He zips along from tennis Oscar Wilde via 80s children s TV and a late and ineffective se of the desert as spiritual and geographical analogue for the emptiness of modern digital existence Whilst this tactic is repetitive once you notice it it remains an entertaining and often hilarious way to examine the mediated situation we find ourselves in Also as a Gothic scholar I enjoy Scott s own approach to the Internet as an inherently spooky place I d recommend the book for anyone with any interest in digital humanities contemporary philosophy I recieved a free copy of this book in return for an honest review It s been a few months I ve made many attempts to reach the end but have finally had to admit defeat this book really isn t for meA non fiction book written in highly styled prose is an interesting concept but such a book needs to retain the essential elements of expertise or insight I just didn t find that hereGreat read for style but sadly the content was
"Just Not To My Taste "not to my taste The silhouette of a figure is slowly taking shape But what does it feel like to be four dimensional How do digital technologies influence the rhythms of our thoughts the style and tilt of our consciousness What new sensitivities and sensibilities are emerging with our exposure to the delights sorrows and anxieties of a networked world And how do we live in publi. ,
A sort of phenomenology of the networked self Digressive literary clever Scott does a better job than almost any other book I ve read and I ve read a few recently on capturing the ncanny elements of our social media world the experience of being online This isn t a screed or a pep rally Scott s tone as he discusses the various
strange aspects of our lives online is perhaps best described as bemused ambivalence He references literature and pop cultureaspects of our lives online is perhaps best described as bemused ambivalence He references literature and pop culture trying to nderstand the current moment rather than the latest results from fMRI studies or stats about attention spans his PhD is in Comparative Literature or something like that I think and writes with a good amount of verve and style At times he gets lost in the thickets of his own descriptive frameworks but I found the book funny and insightful Of course I would As a piece of philosophical and critical writing this book has its flaws As a piece of entertaining commentary on daily digital interaction it is hugely effective Scott adopts a fairly systematic approach early on He reminisces about some piece of pop culture trivia or litera. A constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives argues Laurence Scott We are increasingly coaxed from the third dimensional containment of our
pre digital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension a world of ceaseless communication instant information and global connectionOurdigital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension a world of ceaseless communication instant information and global connectionOur portals new world have been wedged open and. .
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Introduction alone is worth the price of admission I feel like sometimes he gets a little carried away in his grand and super verbose similes and references but then he ll turn around and slap you with beautiful insights It s such a pleasure to read about our modern connected lives without it sounding like your grand mother is "DISAPPOINTED IN YOU THIS IS A DIFFICULT BOOK TO "in you This is a difficult book to about and very hard to describe It s basically a study of how networked life ie 247 connection to the internet and social media and the ability to constantly communicate across almost all physical borders has transformed the human experience and what that means for s But it s a sprawling sort of book that goes in loads of different directions rather than presenting a single argument If this sounds a bit incoherent it sometimes can be yet Scott s writing is so beautiful it barely matters It s an academic thesis written like a novel Pop culture references are woven in very naturally and nothing about it feels gimmicky I m not a big non fiction reader but this really grabbed mePossibly to be continuedexpanded later. C with these recoded private livesTackling ideas of time space isolation silence and threat – how our modern day anxieties manifest online *– and moving from Hamlet to the ghosts of social media from Seinfeld to the fall * and moving from Hamlet to the ghosts of social media from Seinfeld to the fall Gaddafi from Twitter
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