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Magic and loss : the Internet as art / Virginia Heffernan.

Heffernan, Virginia, 1969- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 303.4833 HEFFERNAN (Text) 33946003124943 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 303.4833 Hefferna (Text) 31208912455229 new non-fiction Available -
Rochester Library 303.48 HEF (Text) 33187004074783 Nonfiction - R Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9781439191705
  • ISBN: 1439191700
  • Physical Description: vii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Design -- Text -- Images -- Video -- Music -- Even if you don't believe in it.
Summary, etc.: "A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility, "--NoveList.
Cultural critic Virginia Heffernan illuminates the logic, aesthetics, and mysteries of the Internet. Heffernan sees the digital revolution as one of the great developments of human civilization. Magic and Loss travels the roads of digital culture, as well as many of its back alleys, to find a world with its own logic, its own rhythms, its own ideology, and its own culture. Brilliantly cataloging and critically describing basic human experiences--talking to a friend on the phone, walking down a sidewalk, listening to music, reading a book--Heffernan charts how the Internet has made magic of so many of our aesthetic experiences. But she also points out how the physical and emotional experience of the world we knew live, ten, twenty years ago is vanishing. Where there's magic, there's also loss. This witty, erudite, and intellectually thrilling book dares to find meaning--and even beauty--in the digital revolution.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: Internet > Social aspects.
Digital media > Social aspects.

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