Cyberia has ratings and 23 reviews. Jonathan said: I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life. My curiosity about hacker. Douglas Rushkoff, Author HarperOne $22 (p) ISBN In “Cyberia,” artists, scientists and hackers explore virtual reality using prototype. Few things read as well as complete, self-abasing repentance. And cyber-guru Douglas Rushkoff’s new book must be a modern classic of the.

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Pyke Papadopoulos rated it liked it Jan 03, An interesting history of the early Internet and rhshkoff of psychedelics if a tad disjointed at times.

In the preface of the edition, Rushkoff describes his book as “a very special moment in our recent history — a moment when anything seemed possible. I just rememb So wonderfully dated. Now, while raving was a grand ol’ time back in the late 90’s, I can’t support poor bookcovering.


Cyberia is an ideas-led, exuberant documentary written in about the converging strands of this new era, the empowerments of cyber-technology and the emergent hacker and cyber milieu. But Rushkoff’s prose is as crisp as ever, and his insights are probably even more valuable to the crises of our day. There are no cyberiq topics on this book yet. Jul 10, Tasos rated it it was amazing. Also included is a new introduction by the author.

John rated it liked it Apr 13, I don’t remember this book blowing my mind but it’s been a looong time douglaw I read it. Non-fiction Cyberpunk media books Sociology book stubs Internet publication stubs.

Very interesting style of writing. The most significant new element in the mix is the computer– especially when used to connect with other computer users around the world.

Sounds like they were too optimistic but on the other hand we didn’t get a dystopia either. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I just remembered the other one that really bugged me: At any rate, I’m giving it five stars based on my memory of it, though I feel like I’d better re-read it. Aug 09, Dan Thaisz rated it it was amazing. Please provide an email address. It didn’t help that, for the rest of the book, the focus was entirely uninteresting, either to me or nostalgia-Cow; a world I want to run around and play in, but the camera keeps focusing on all the wrong, uninteresting things.


By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. While some readers might wish the author had kept his nonsense detector more finely tuned, much of the book’s value lies in Rushkoff’s ability to resist patronizing his subjects.

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Rushkof have not been kind; the technology references and conception of the Internet as a whole are increasingly dated, the promise of fully immersive virtual reality as some sort of singularity moment in human consciousness is as much vaporware now as it was then, and the stories are If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Rushkoff did a fine job describing cultural phenomena and some people mindset, but he could be a little dougllas more critical.

Retrieved from ” https: Rushkoff’s first book was originally penned in but urshkoff not published until due to publisher concerns that electronic mail and the Internet were still obscure topics unlikely to gain traction. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 29, Brian rated it it was amazing.

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This edition is supplemented by new material from Rushkoff’s journalism on the subject since publication of the first edition. Cyberia is quite well written, but zippies are so full of shit.

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This article about a sociology -related book is a stub. Mind-blowing book, that changed my inner world. Given the way the Internet has changed since then, this book should pretty much be considered a time capsule. Mar 06, Afroditi rated it it cyveria amazing. This book was the primary reason that I moved to Northern California, hoping to make a new life as a hippie cyberpunk, so in that way I have to credit it with changing my life. Some of them give prophecies of such an age and the dates they give have already passed.


Mar 11, Angela Ruzhkoff marked it as to-read. How does one tap into the very nature of their own minds cohesive qualities. I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life.

In my opinion THE manifiesto of cyberculture. Don’t waste your time reading this. Douglas Rushkoff is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture. Mixes facts and reality with fiction.

The ravers, psychedelics word and hippies were going to use it as a means to raise human consciousness, and as a non chemical means to help us all access the spiritual. Pablo Felix rated it it was amazing Oct 26, It led me into even m I read this when I was 12 or 13 and it blew my mind and changed my life. When an entire subculture — like a kid at a rave trying virtual reality for the first time — saw the wild potentials of marrying the doglas computer technologies with the most intimately held dreams and the most ancient douflas truths.

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There was a problem adding your email address. This is a book I should have read 20 years ago Excellent book. In it’s present form the book seems xouglas endorse New Age too much for my taste.

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