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The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways Of Being In The Digital World

Each of us exists in three-dimensional, physical space. But, as a constellation of everyday digital phenomena rewires our lives, we are increasingly coaxed from the containment of our predigital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information, and global connection. Our portals to this new world have been wedged open, and the silhouette of a figure is slowly taking shape. But what does it feel like to be four-dimensional? How do digital technologies influence the rhythms of our thoughts, the style and tilt of our consciousness? What new sensitivities and sensibilities are emerging with our exposure to the delights, sorrows, and anxieties of a networked world? And how do we live in public with these recoded private lives? Laurence Scotthailed as a New Generation Thinker by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBCshows how this four-dimensional life is dramatically changing us by redefining our social lives and extending the limits of our presence in the world. Blending tech-philosophy with insights on everything from Seinfeld to the fall of Gaddafi, Scott stands with a rising generation of social critics hoping to understand our new reality. His virtuosic debut is a revelatory and original exploration of life in the digital age.
Product Overview
ISBN 9780393353075
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Scott, Laurence
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 272
Format Paperback
Dimensions 14.0cm x 1.8cm x 21.1cm
Weight 0.226 kg
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