By David Bell
An creation to Cybercultures offers an available consultant to the key kinds, practices and meanings of this rapidly-growing box. From the evolution of and software program to the emergence of cyberpunk movie and fiction, David Bell introduces readers to the major facets of cyberculture, together with electronic mail, the web, electronic imaging applied sciences, machine video games and electronic lighting tricks. every one bankruptcy includes "hot hyperlinks" to key articles in its spouse quantity, The Cybercultures Reader, feedback for extra analyzing, and information of appropriate websites.
Individual chapters examine:
• Cybercultures: an introduction
• Storying cyberspace
• Cultural stories in our on-line world
• neighborhood and cyberculture
• Identities in cyberculture
• our bodies in cyberculture
• gaining knowledge of cybercultures
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For example, Lee cites John Seabrook’s (1994) discussion of his email exchanges with Bill Gates, noting how Gates would start and end messages abruptly, but also that his emails were more informal than other communications (since Gates replied to emails himself, without the mediation of a secretary). Douglas Coupland’s 1995 novel Microserfs also features (and plays with) the ‘email culture’ at Microsoft, showing its distinctive norms and features. Moreover, Lee correctly identifies email as a performative communication at many different levels.
In terms of aesthetics, we also need to consider the ‘objects’ that circulate in cyberspace – the look of emails, websites and so on. As computer programs have grown in sophistication, so the products that we produce and consume have grown in ‘style’ – from the range of fonts available for wordprocessing, to the aesthetic processes of web design (see below). In their ethnography of the Internet in Trinidad, Daniel Miller and Don Slater (2000) look at the huge popularity there of ‘egreetings cards’ and ‘egifts’ such as virtual bouquets and virtual chocolates – users can select these off websites, and send them to each other (though there has, in this country at least, been some discussion of the etiquette of sending ecards as against ‘real’ cards).
Further reading Jenny Abbate (1999) Inventing the Internet, Cambridge MA: MIT Press. Dani Cavallaro (2000) Cyberpunk and Cyberculture: science ﬁction and the work of William Gibson, London: Athlone. Paul Ceruzzi (1998) A History of Modern Computing, Cambridge MA: MIT Press. Erik Davis (1998) TechGnosis: myth, magic and mysticism in the age of information, London: Serpent’s Tail. Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin (2001) Mapping Cyberspace, London: Routledge. Tim Jordan (1999) Cyberpower: the culture and politics of cyberspace and the Internet, London: Routledge.
An introduction to cybercultures by David Bell