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    Description"Life on the Screen" is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. "Life on the Screen" traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity-- as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people's experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.


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    Title
    Life on the Screen
    Subtitle
    Identity in the Age of the Internet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sherry Turkle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684833484
    ISBN 10: 0684833484
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000
    DC22: 155.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: XB
    DC21: 155.9
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, COM060000, COM000000
    LC classification: QA76.9.C66
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM052000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17320
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA76.9.C66 T87 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    29 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York