The Pearly Gates Of Cyberspace: A History Of Space From Dante To The Internet

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The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet

In this day and age, cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul. But, as science commentator Margaret Wertheim argues in this volume, cyberspace has become more and more a repository for immense spiritual yearning. Wertheim explores the underpinnings of this mapping of spiritual desire onto digitized space and suggests that the modem today has become a metaphysical escape-hatch from a materialism that many people find increasingly unsatisfying. In a journey through the history of space, Wertheim traces the combined story of physical space and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present, and shows how reality has come to be defined as the exclusive domain of the physical world. It is against this profoundly materialistic world that Wertheim persuades us of the appeal and ultimate failure of cyberspace to satisfy spiritual needs.

Specifications of The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet

GENERAL
AuthorMargaret Wertheim
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-10039304694X
ISBN-139780393046946
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
Number Of Pages336
Publication Date1999-03
DIMENSIONS
Height1.45 inch.
Length8.58 inch.
Width5.87 inch.
Weight1.15 pounds.

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