Magic and Loss by Virginia Heffernan

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  • Title: Magic and Loss
  • Author: Virginia Heffernan
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Date: June 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781439191712

 

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Virginia Heffernan “melds the private with the more and more common in a extremely informative evaluation of what the Internet is—and may be. A totally engrossing examination of the Internet’s previous, current, and future” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred evaluation) from among the best residing writers of English prose. This ebook makes a daring declare: The Internet is amongst mankind’s nice masterpieces—a large murals. As an thought, it rivals monotheism. But its cultural potential and its societal impression usually elude us. In this deep and considerate ebook, Virginia Heffernan reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet, simply as Susan Sontag did for pictures and Marshall McLuhan did for tv. Life online, within the extremely visible, social, transportable, and world incarnation rewards sure virtues. The new medium favors velocity, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility, and its type and features are altering how we understand, expertise, and perceive the world. In “luxurious writing, saturated with observations which might be concurrently private, cultural, and strikingly authentic” ( The New Republic ), Heffernan presents “a revealing take a look at how the Internet continues to reshape our lives emotionally, visually, and culturally” ( The Smithsonian Magazine ). “ Magic and Loss is an illuminating information to the Internet…it’s inconceivable to return away from this ebook with out sharing a few of Heffernan’s awe for this courageous new world” ( The Wall Street Journal )

 

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