Three decades after its inception, the phenomenon of the spectacle finds resonance in the emerging social formation known as virtual culture. The metaphysics of virtual culture have already passed into the realm of received ideas, a bricolage of neo-Platonist idealism, Cartesian dualism and Leibnizian monadology. Its fetish is the disembodied sensorium, liberated from the materiality of the body; its totem is the Web, representing the decentred network of pure information [Introduction].
Mesh, no. 10, pp. 2-5
Experimenta Media Arts
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