Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds. Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental. André Nusselder “Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology (Short Circuit Series) MIT Press, , pp. $ (USD) / £ paper ISBN Behind our computer screens we are all cyborgs: through fantasy we can understand our involvement in virtual worlds.

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Obtology summary is here: It does not joke around, Lacan is researched in depth here and I had no problems whatsoever with his adaptation. Reality as an Effect; Chapter 6: Skip to main content.

Nick marked it as to-read Sep 08, Marcell Mars added it Jan 09, And it also legitimizes actions: Nusselder suggests that this type of online, symbolic image of self or particular reality epitomizes what the user wants others to see or wants oneself to identify with in a cyberspace fantasy.

My own experience observing avatars in Second Life suggests that it is highly instructive to note how closely an avatar resembles its creator sitting on the other side of the fantasy screen in so-called real life! Philosophy of Technology, Misc in Applied Ethics.


Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology by André Nusselder

Science Logic and Mathematics. Erica rated interrace it was amazing Jan 12, Shawn Stafford marked it as to-read Oct 21, Mediated Enjoyment, Enjoyed Media. Cyberspace is first and foremost a mental space. Zach Mcdowell marked it as to-read Apr 10, Sebastian rated it liked it Nov 27, From these key Lacanian concepts, Nusselder communicates ontllogy psychoanalytic connections between the unconscious and the development of cyborgs.

Tamhas marked it as to-read Mar 23, Chao rated it it was amazing May 28, Jos de Mul – – Cambridge Scholars Press. Lacanian psychoanalysis considers fantasy to be an indispensable “screen” for our interaction with the outside world; Nusselder argues that, at the mental level, computer screens and other human-computer interfaces incorporate this function of fantasy: Josh Wade marked it as to-read Feb 03, A good background in Descartes, Kant, Freud, and especially Lacan is needed for a firm understanding of this book.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: Since the world as a database the matrix cannot appear to us in cyberspace without media that open it up interfacesthe interface, I claim, has a similar status to that of fantasy in Lacanian theory” p.

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Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The other two are the symbolic and intterface real. Jeremy rated it really liked it Jan 10, Chantal marked it as to-read Mar 28, Nusselder puts such phenomena as avatars, role playing, cybersex, computer psychotherapy, and Internet addiction in lacaniah context of established psychoanalytic theory. Alex rated it it was ok Oct 13, Feb 23, Lowell AfdahlRice rated it liked it.

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