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- Article (3/6/91) by Kenneth Simon in
which he studies computer mediated social interaction and how it is
different from social interaction through other media or face to face.
- Gerth Branwyn article from _Wired_ 1.4 about
neural interfacing. Branwyn dedicates most of the article to discussion
of current research (which bears little resemblance to science fiction)
and conservative (realistic) predictions for the future of the technology.
- "The Architecture of Cyberception," a paper by Roy
Ascott. The paper advances the theory that the "cybernet, the sum of
all the interactive computer-mediated systems" is part of the human
- Brief article (or possibly excerpt) from _Wired_ 1.4,
an interview with Mark Pauline, Manuel De Landa, and Mark Dery. The
three discuss machine consciousness, but not much, and reach no consensus.
- "Intelligent Information Filters and Enhanced
Reality," by Alexander Chislenko (draft 0.75, 3/12/95). This paper
discusses the potential of information filters to augment perception.
- Article by L. Detweiler, who
describes the essay thusly, "Information on email and account privacy,
anonymous mailing and posting, encryption, and other privacy and
rights issues associated with use of the Internet and global networks
- Article by Seeker1 in which he examines the
literal meaning and connotation of the terms "primitive" and "modern"
and then describes what is meant by "modern primitive."
- _Mondo2000_ (I think) interview with Constance
Penley and Andrew Ross, editors of _Technoculture_. Fairly interesting
discussion about the culture that has sprung up around modern technology
(computers), but the discussion is limited by the interviewer.
- Article about an Australian performance artist named
Stelarc who believes that the human body, or parts of it, should be
- Brief article about a paper by Anne Balsamo
of Georgia Tech, entitled "The Virtual Body in Cyberspace," which
examines the impact of virtual reality on how society views the human
- _WIRED_(?) article by Charlie Bertsch (12-93). "That we're
*physically* addicted to electricity is obvious; the extent to which
we're *psychologically* addicted is not. Particularly among
people who try to conceive of opposition to the dominant powers in our
society, psychological dependence on electricity reveals itself in a
recurring tendency to imagine that those powers behave like electrical
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