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Reading: The Historiography of Cyberculture

This text reflects on the way in which histories of cyberculture have been written. The author points out that previous reseach needs to be reflected on. These were often biased by narratives of corporations or “pioneers”. Interstingly, most studies focus on issues of vision, while sound has been neglected even though experiments with sound giving [...]

Week Two Summary

Bell, D (2001) Storying cyberspace 1: material and symbolic stories, chapter 2 of An introduction to cybercultures
Bell defines cyberspace in terms of storytelling. He categorizes it as threefold: material stories, symbolic stories and experiential ones.
Under material stories he includes the history of computing, the development of the internet and the world wide web and virtual [...]

Some rambling Sunday thoughts on Bell and Sterne

Bell, D (2001) Storying cyberspace 1: material and symbolic stories, chapter 2 of An introduction to cybercultures. Abingdon: Routledge. pp6-29. [e-book] [PDF]

Sterne, J (2006) The historiography of cyberculture, chapter 1 of Critical cyberculture studies. New York University Press. pp.17-28.

I see why, in comparison with Hand, Bell might be the more enjoyable read; he tells a [...]