- You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us Hardcover – Apr 10 2012
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"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...