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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Cyberia is quite well written, but zippies are so full of shit. I would’ve liked to see even more information on that.


Cyberia is a book by Douglas Rushkoffpublished in Don’t waste your time reading this. Refresh and try again.

The most significant new element in the mix is the computer– especially when doutlas to connect with other computer users around the world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mixes facts and reality with fiction. Open Preview See a Cybetia In it’s present form the book seems to endorse New Age too much for my taste.

Rushkoff’s first book was originally penned in but was not published until due to publisher concerns that electronic mail and the Internet were still obscure topics unlikely to gain traction. Want to Read saving…. Re-reads 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 Mondo and Wired, smart drugs and nicknames that Warhol’s factory crew would have killed for, fractals and issues of electronic privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and raves.


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About half this book is excellent, but somewhere around chapter 12 I started wanting to yell at Rushkoff. To ask other readers questions about Cyberiaplease sign up. Rushkoff’s is a journalist’s record, but with an infectious momentum borrowed from the birth of a new age. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references All stub articles.

This book was the primary reason that I moved to Northern California, hoping to make a new life as couglas hippie cyberpunk, so in that way I have to credit it with changing my life. Pyke Papadopoulos rated it liked it Jan 03, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Once united, humanity would move into an new era of prosperity, happiness etc. Rushkoff does us all a favour and bridges the gap between cyberspace, drugs, media, tribalism, society as ruwhkoff whole and asks in a very succinct voyage, how do we become the masters of Cyberia?

Douglas Ruhkoff managed to snap a picture at the very crest of that wave, capturing the philosophies, personalities and chemistries that made it a moment of such boundless optimism.

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. Will take out again soon. Mar 19, Yannis rated it liked it Shelves: How does one tap into the very nature of their own minds cohesive qualities. Pablo Felix rated it it was amazing Oct 26, I definitely remember being skeptical about the glowing endorsement of ecstasy and rave culture, though, even though love and oneness with a whole crowd did sound nice!


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Cyberia (book) – Wikipedia

It is a moment that predates America Onlinetwenty million Internet subscribers, Wired magazine, Bill Clintonand the information superhighway. This is a book I should have read 20 years ago Excellent book. Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. The book goes with Rushkoff as he discusses topics ranging from online culturethe concept of a global brain as put forth in Cyberiz theoryand Neoshamanism.

It tells the story of what REALLY became of the counter-culture movements of oduglas 60’s as the tools of protest cbyeria rebellion became more technologically centered, and the book really spells out the ‘battle’ that is being waged between the power structure and hackers, and exposes some of the idealistic and not-so idealistic motives of the latter.

Cyberia by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture. There was a problem adding your email address.

The book discusses many different ideas revolving around technology, drugs and subcultures.