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Title:Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Virginia Heffernan
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
ISBN:1439191700
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:272
Category:non-fiction, technology, art, science

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television Virginia Heffernan called one of the best living writers of English prose reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet .

Since its inception the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full fledged civilization It is among mankind s great masterpieces a massive work of art As an idea it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place But its deep logic its cultural potential and its societal impact often elude us In this deep and thoughtful book Virginia Heffernan presents an original and far reaching analysis of what the Internet is and does .

Life online in the highly visual social portable and global incarnation rewards certain virtues The new medium favors speed accuracy wit prolificacy and versatility and its form and functions are changing how we perceive experience and understand the world

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