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Cyburbia
James Harkin

Classification : Politics & Current Affairs
Pub Date : Oct 03, 2011
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349121154
Price : 699

About the book
At the end of the first decade of the new millennium, we communicate in ways that were once unimaginable. This books shows how we got there, where we are going and what the new technology is doing to us.

Once there was no text messaging. No email and no social network sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace. Cyburbia describes how the architecture of our digital lives was built over seventy years. This brilliant narrative shows how a concept that began with the need to shoot down German bombers has evolved to govern almost everything ? from our lives online to modern films like Memento and 21 Grams, from plays and TV series like The Wire to military strategy.

'A swift-moving history. It is a brave step in thinking about the mess we may have all got ourselves into' Nicholas Blincoe, DAILY TELEGRAPH

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** 'Just what the doctor ordered for a world in thrall to the online revolution: a bracing, sharp-eyed examination of how technology and the ideas that drive it are reshaping every corner of our culture. A fresh, sane and fascinating look at how we are changing - for good and ill - in the age of the Net' Carl Honore, author of IN PRAISE OF SLOW and UNDER PRESSURE

** 'In the seventeenth century the way humans conceived of the world was radically transformed by the new mechanical philosophy that used the machine as a metaphor. In this truly fascinating book James Harkin shows how our consciousness is being reshaped again by a new metaphor - the cyberworld of the computer. Humans thought they were creating a new world with computers, but Harkin argues that computers have created a new human. It's a mind-altering read' Clive Hamilton, author of SCORCHER and AFFLUENZA

** 'Fascinating . . . essential reading for anyone who needs to understand how communication between people is being impacted by technology, and how that technology is completely changing the way we live. In other words, this book is a must-read for everyone. It will change the way you look at society, your business and even your own life' Peter Sheahan, author of GENERATION Y and FLIP!

'James Harkin's elegant re-framing of our internet culture . . . Harkin makes a convincing case' Pat Kane, INDEPENDENT

'We are morbidly afraid of disconnection. It is, Harkin argues persuasively, both a wonderful and a sinister new stage in the evolution of human society' Rafael Behr, OBSERVER

'Fascinating and slightly disturbing' WBQ

'Harkin is a fine guide to the alleys and dark spaces of Cyburbia' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Lively and enjoyable' James Montgomery, FINANCIAL TIMES

'Intriguing . . . Cyburbia has become a meeting point for assorted freaks and weirdos, from Islamist radicals posting information about how to construct home-made bombs to anorexics giving one another tips on how to lose weight' Charles Cumming, MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A swift-moving history. A persuasive book, and a brave step in thinking about the mess we may have all got ourselves into' Nicholas Blincoe, DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Entertaining, engaging and well-argued . . . Cyburbia is just the sort of corrective to the blind technology of the networked world' BBC FOCUS
     
James Harkin
James Harkin is an author of three previous books and a journalist who has written for the Guardian, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, the New Republic...(+)
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