MCCLELLAND & STEWART LTD "The Virtual Self" Book explores how our digital lives are altering the world around us and is written by Nora Young.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART LTD "The Virtual Self" Book examines the growing phenomenon of self tracking, its attractions, benefits and dangers. Book focuses on the increasing impact of the virtual information we all produce on the real world around us.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us"
Author: Nora Young
Subject: Media studies
Number of pages: 240
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Size: 7.95"H x 5.14"W x 0.65"D
New radically social habit of tracking our behaviours and preferences is booming
Examines this growing phenomenon of self-tracking - why it's compulsive, its attractions and benefits, the dangers surrounding privacy and information control and moreover, what it means for our sense of self
Fascinating and entertaining and offering unique insights into our emerging technological culture
Takes the personal, psychological reality of everything from smart phones to social networking and teases out the increasing impact of the virtual information we all produce on the real world around us
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