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The Immersive Internet

Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy

Editors: Teigland, R., Power, D. (Eds.)

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Collecting short thought pieces by some of the leading thinkers on the emerging 'Immersive Internet', Power and Teigland's book questions what a more immersive and intimate internet – based on social media, augmented reality, virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond – might mean for society and for each of us.

About the authors

Antti Ainamo, Aalto University, Finland Smiljana Antonijevi?, Roskilde University, Denmark James Barrett, Umeå University, Sweden Tom Boellstorff, University of California, USA Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University, USA Edward Castronova, Indiana University, USA Stefano Consiglio, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy Alicia B. Corts, University of Georgia, USA William N. Dilla, Iowa State University, USA Denise Doyle, University of Wolverhampton, UK Inger-Marie Falgren Christensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Andrew F. Forney, University of California, USA Richard L. Gilbert, Loyola Marymount University, California Chuck Hamilton, IBM Centre for Advanced Learning, Vancouver Andrew Harrison, Iowa State University, USA Jonny Holmström, Umeå University, Sweden Isto Huvila, Uppsala University, Sweden Steve Mahaley, Duke Corporate Education, USA Gianluigi Mangia, University of Naples, Italy Andrew Marunchak, University of Hertfordshire, UK Rhonda McEwen, University of Toronto, Canada Brian E. Mennecke, Iowa State University, USA Riccardo Mercurio, of Napoli Federico II, Italy Tony O'Driscoll, Duke Corporate Education, USA Rick Oller, Artist and Software Designer, USA Dominic Power, Uppsala University, Sweden Peggy Sheehy, Suffern Middle School, USA Cristina Stefanelli, University Iuav of Venice, Italy Andrew Stricker, The Air University, USA Tuukka Tammi, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Francisco Gerardo Toledo Ramírez, University of Western Ontario, Canada Maria Laura Toraldo, University Federico II of Naples, Italy Anthony M. Townsend, Iowa State University, USA Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada Müberra Yüksel, Kadir Has University, Turkey Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky, USA

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"The Immersive Internet provides the first omnibus account of the emerging world-view of people who spend most of their quality time mediated by computer-based technologies. It should be taken seriously by anyone trying to design a liberal arts curriculum for Humanity 2.0." Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, UK


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Postcards from the Metaverse: An Introduction to the Immersive Internet

    Pages 1-12

    Power, Dominic (et al.)

  • Niggling Inequality: A Second Introduction to the Immersive Internet

    Pages 13-22

    Castronova, Edward

  • The Distributed Self: Virtual Worlds and the Future of Human Identity

    Pages 23-36

    Gilbert, Richard (et al.)

  • Meta-Dreaming: Entangling the Virtual and the Physical

    Pages 37-48

    Doyle, Denise

  • Individually Social: Approaching the Merging of Virtual Worlds, the Semantic Web, and Social Networks

    Pages 49-64

    Ramírez, Francisco Gerardo Toledo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Immersive Internet
Book Subtitle
Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy
Editors
  • R. Teigland
  • D. Power
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28302-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137283023
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28301-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44884-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 264
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