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The Cultural Imaginary of the Internet: Virtual Utopias and Dystopias

  • Majid Yar

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About this book

Introduction

Contemporary culture offer contradictory views of the internet and new media technologies, painting them in extremes of optimistic enthusiasm and pessimistic concern. This book explores such representations, uncovering the roots of our cultural responses to the internet, centred upon a profoundly ambivalent reaction to technological modernity.

Keywords

Internet culture the virtual utopia dystopia technology modernity science fiction culture Internet media media technologies New Media

Authors and affiliations

  • Majid Yar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

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