- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1st Edition edition (April 10 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0771070640
- ISBN-13: 978-0771070648
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2 x 21.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #405,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us Hardcover – Apr 10 2012
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"Thoughtful and engaging." Winnipeg Free Press
"A book bursting with exciting and occasionally alarming ideas. The Virtual Self is a must read." Rabble.ca
About the Author
NORA YOUNG is a writer-broadcaster, producer, and documentary-maker. The was the founding host and producer of Definitely Not the Opera and currently hosts CBC's national radio show Spark. She is fascinated with the intersection of technology and culture: how changing technology affects the way we see ourselves, and each other.
Top customer reviews
No, I haven't purchased The Virtual Self; I've merely "sampled" it. Still, i'm very impressed with Ms. Young's vision, it appears that she is the successor to Marshall McLuhan and Bucky Fuller. She not only shares their insight but their virtually impenetrable prose style. This is the type of book that you have to read one sentence at a time. Then pause to figure out what it means. Often this requires reading it again. But it's worth it because what the author has to impart is semi-profound.
At least that's the way it appears from the Introduction to Ms. Young's magnum opus. If I ever get around to reading it I suppose I'll find out. Then I may have to revise this review and, possibly, change the "star" rating. I hope the latter won't be necessary. Especially since Nora Young and I may be best buds by then. I just sent her my LinkedIn "response" a few minutes ago. Stay tuned...
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