“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
― Groucho Marx,
Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities
Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities is a collection of essays that investigate the interaction of the real and the virtual life and their mutual influence on how members of communities adapt their behaviour in changing contexts. Especially the impact of virtually created identities with regards to personality and identity in real lives is a focal point for continuous exploration of individuals, nations or organisations. Conversations in cyber communities often extend those of the real world to previously unavailable or complicated subjects (both in the sense of topic and/or recipients), including reverse projections of cybercultural expressions and objects to the offline world. Conceptualising the habitat of cyberspaces needs a spatial praxis that ultimately provides orientation in the non-physical and potentially unlimited virtual space through reflections of cybergeography and maps of community networks.
This article first appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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