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The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World
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Laurence Scott
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The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World

Laurence Scott


9780099591894

Windmill Books


Society & Social Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Ethical & social aspects of computing


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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2015 WINNER OF THE JERWOOD PRIZE We spend more time than ever online, and the digital revolution is rewiring our sense of what it means to be human. Smartphones let us live in one another's pockets, while websites advertise our spare rooms all across the world. Never before have we been so connected. Increasingly we are coaxed from the three-dimensional world around us and into the wonders of a fourth dimension, a world of digitised experiences in which we can project our idealised selves.

But what does it feel like to live in constant connectivity? What new pleases and anxieties are emerging with our exposure to this networked world? How is the relationship to our bodies changing as we head deeper into digital life? Most importantly, how do we exist in public with these recoded inner lives, and how do we preserve our old ideas of isolation, disappearance and privacy on a Google-mapped planet?

By:   Laurence Scott
Imprint:   Windmill Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   196g
ISBN:   9780099591894
ISBN 10:   0099591898
Publication Date:   July 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Scott is an ideal person to tackle this subject... Moreover, he is both a creative writer and a perceptive literary critic, who leavens his text with some mercurially brilliant turns of phrase and poetic coinages, while at the same time stiffening it up with huge dollops of literary explication and quotation... with his joyful phrase-making and sharp eye for the follies and absurdities of wired life, Scott would be the perfect investigator to report back on what it feels like to be... uploaded. -- Will Self Guardian A book that delivers a nourishing counterpoint to the ephemerality of the digital age. Scott offers layered and complex thought in a style that is elegant and artful. He has worked long and hard, you imagine, at these thoughts and words - and to prove that it can still be done, despite the glow of distraction emanating from a smartphone inevitably sitting on a table nearby, is worth celebrating in itself. -- Sophie Elmhirst Financial Times A delicate reflective book... Scott's book is a gentle meditation that drifts through observations about behaviour, state of mind and sense of self, without manufactured conclusion. And he defines something that many of us feel, a need to resist the relentlessness of immersive technology, and the constant enthusiasm for technology that runs parallel with our anxiety and claustrophobia. -- Jemima Kiss Observer An entertaining and insightful guide to the positive and negative effects of this new reality. -- Ian Critchley The Sunday Times An entertaining and insightful guide to the positive and negative effects of this new reality. -- Ian Critchley The Sunday Times


  • Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015
  • Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015.
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