Magic And Loss: The Internet As Art

Magic And Loss: The Internet As Art

Author Virginia Heffernan Duration: 7:24:33 Narrator Candace Thaxton Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the “best living writers of English prose”) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet.

Since its inception, the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full-fledged civilization. It is among mankind’s great masterpieces—a massive work of art. As an idea, it rivals monotheism. We all inhabit this fascinating place. But its deep logic, its cultural potential, and its societal impact often elude us. In this deep and thoughtful book, Virginia Heffernan presents an original and far-reaching analysis of what the Internet is and does.

Life online, in the highly visual, social, portable, and global incarnation rewards certain virtues. The new medium favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility, and its form and functions are changing how we perceive, experience, and understand the world.

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  • MagicAndLoss 001 OpeningCredits

    Duration: 28s

  • MagicAndLoss 002 Preface

    Duration: 36min

  • MagicAndLoss 003 Chapter1

    Duration: 53min

  • MagicAndLoss 004 Chapter2a

    Duration: 58min

  • MagicAndLoss 005 Chapter2b

    Duration: 56min

  • MagicAndLoss 006 Chapter3

    Duration: 38min

  • MagicAndLoss 007 Chapter4a

    Duration: 38min

  • MagicAndLoss 008 Chapter4b

    Duration: 39min

  • MagicAndLoss 009 Chapter5

    Duration: 48min

  • MagicAndLoss 010 Chapter6a

    Duration: 43min

  • MagicAndLoss 011 Chapter6b

    Duration: 29min

  • MagicAndLoss 012 ClosingCredits

    Duration: 51s