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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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 This is a book I should have read 20 years ago Excellent book.

I just remembered the other one that really bugged me: But it is a moment that foresaw a whole lot more”. Feb 14, Brandur rated it liked it. Techno utopianism from a mid 90s POV well, it was written in the mid 90s At that point the internet more often referred to as ‘cyberspace’ was heralded as a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness. What it lacks in narrative quality although it’s very readable for non fiction, since it follows the researcher, doouglas interviews ruzhkoff it gives us in information about that era.

Cgberia 03, Florin Pitea rated it liked it. This edition is supplemented by new material from Ruahkoff journalism on the subject since publication of the first edition. Mar 06, Afroditi rated it it was amazing. The book goes with Rushkoff as he discusses topics ranging from online culturethe concept of a global brain as put forth in Gaia theoryand Neoshamanism.

Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace

Jan 03, Michael rated it did not like it. I read this rushkooff 98 and that was a crazy ride. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Rushkoff does us all a favour and bridges the gap between cyberspace, drugs, media, tribalism, society as a whole and asks in a very succinct voyage, how do we become the masters of Cyberia? Mind-blowing book, that changed my inner world. Highly recommended to anyone interested in where technology might be headed, or, in the early days of the internet.


Don’t waste your time reading this. Published April 2nd by Clinamen Press Ltd.

See 1 question about Cyberia…. Once united, humanity would move int A remarkable book about the early internet “cyberspace” culture. Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace.

Books by Douglas Rushkoff. It is an interesting approach to turn-of-the-millennium cyberculture.

Cyberia by Douglas Rushkoff

Clinamen Press Ltd Availability: John rated it liked it Apr 13, In my opinion THE manifiesto of cyberculture. Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace Flamingo original Author s: Now, twenty years later, that optimism may have gathered a somewhat sad patina to it. Retrieved from ” https: You get the feeling that Rushkoff is either putting some fancy embroidery on some relatively mundane experiences, or that he’s just making it up whole-cloth, or that some pranksters were pulling the wool over his eyes.

My curiosity about hackers is what drew me to it, but it introduced me to the insights from the psychedelic revolution, the magic of chaos theory and fractals, and ideas about paganism, and even including a glowing description of roleplaying games.

rushkoff Paperbackpages. Perhaps I am a bit jaded after odd years in Cyberia, typing this review into an information system that’s instantly accessible by millions of people all over the world!

Now, while raving was a grand ol’ time back in the late 90’s, I can’t support poor bookcovering. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Non-fiction Cyberpunk media books Sociology book stubs Internet publication stubs. The digital age will always be marked by the spirit of its first emergence, and the tension from the very first between corporate high-tech and the appropriation of information technologies by the counter-culture.

But Rushkoff’s prose is as crisp as ever, and his insights are probably even There was a time before the age of Google buses, PRISM, and brogrammers, when digital culture meant psychedelics, house music and reconstructed paganism. Actually, I say that, but I suppose psychonauts have their own cberia defined space on the internet As ever, Douglas’ writing is still engaging… so I guess this has aged in a good way. This book was the primary reason that I moved to Northern California, hoping to make a new life as a hippie cyberpunk, so in that way I have to credit it with changing my life.


A remarkable book about the early internet “cyberspace” culture. It’s pronounced kind of like Ibetha, but still. When I first read it, the interplay of anecdote and cultural critique was really attractive to me; the narratives made all these media hackers and psychonauts seem real and worth meeting and collaborating with.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The ravers, psychedelics rushkofr and hippies were going to use it as a means to raise human consciousness, and as a non chemical means to help us all access the spiritual. The story grows out of conversations with the first “cyberians” – those who wrote the software, or cracked the sites, who took inspiration from complex maths and psychedelic drugs.

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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.

Instead we all now what the internet has become and also how the real world has become. But overall, a pretty good time-capsule of the moment from 20 years ago. The core message I remember was that our beliefs, concepts, and inner programming are incredibly powerful in shaping our lives and the way we see the world. Open Preview See a Problem?