A Digital Janus: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Dennis Moser, Susan Dun

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Cyberculture and cyberspace have become part of our realities. This is an inescapable fact. Their digital technologies have come to underpin many aspects of our lives, our history, and our future. Already, these technologies exert considerable influence upon the institutions and structure of our societies, including those that define our concepts of art and aesthetics, our social interactions, societal and individual remembrance, even how we govern and are governed. Cyberculture’s ubiquity raises questions of our concepts of being and aloneness. Can we experience solitude if we are all connected? Will the natural state of being soon be ‘always on, always connected?' To remember everything, is it a blessing or a curse? Is the promise of digital ‘immortality’ possible or even desirable? When do we cease mourning, if the dead are memorialized in digital perpetuity? Within this volume is a collection of essays from an international group of scholars, artists, and practitioners who address these and other questions about our future, looking at where we have come in our past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages275
ISBN (Electronic)9781848883055
ISBN (Print)9789004371248
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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