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Product Description: Though humans have been communicating through virtual mediators since the invention of the telephone, new technologies make the use of virtual communications even more immediate and pervasive than ever before. By understanding the theories and models behind virtual communication, one can understand the way society has been changed and how it will continue to do so...read more

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9781466698994 | Information Science Pub, March 31, 2016, cover price $175.00 | About this edition: Though humans have been communicating through virtual mediators since the invention of the telephone, new technologies make the use of virtual communications even more immediate and pervasive than ever before.

As this comprehensive and multidisciplinary book makes clear, virtuality has a pedigree that pre-dates the computer age and modern virtual worlds, a pedigree that can be traced back to classical mythology and beyond. Equally, the concept of virtuality is not the province of one field of study alone but is the foundation and driving force of many, both theoretical and applied.Our conceptualizations and applications of virtuality are multiple, as contributors demonstrate across the nine sections of the book that move from philosophy to technologies and applications before returning to philosophy again for a discussion of the utopias and dystopias of virtuality. The almost 50 essays contained within range freely across subjects that include the potential of virtuality, ethics, virtuality and self, presence and immersion, virtual emotions, image, sound and literature, computer games, AI and A-Life, Augmented Reality and Real Virtuality, law and economics, medical and military applications, religion, and cybersex. Throughout, contributors discuss differences between virtuality, reality, and actuality, in debates filtered through the lenses of the disciplines represented here, and speculate on future directions. It is not at all clear that there are differences and, if such distinctions are to be found, the boundaries between virtuality, reality, and actuality continually shift as ideas, modes of organization, and behaviors constantly flow from one to the other regardless of direction. The Handbook presents no unified definition of virtuality to comfort the reader, rather a multiplicity of questions and approaches underpinned by provocative statements that should further fuel the debates surrounding our notions of virtuality.
By Mark Grimshaw (editor)

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9780199826162 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 27, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: As this comprehensive and multidisciplinary book makes clear, virtuality has a pedigree that pre-dates the computer age and modern virtual worlds, a pedigree that can be traced back to classical mythology and beyond.

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9780190270353 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2015), cover price $50.00

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Product Description: The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming...read more

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9781441175311 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 16, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming.

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9781501308642 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 30, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming.

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Product Description: Worlding brings ideas about "virtual" places and societies together with perceptions about the "real" world in an era of mounting global uncertainty. As mass media and the Internet consume ever-increasing portions of our lives, are we becoming disengaged from face-to-face human interaction and real-world concerns? Or is the virtual world actually bringing people closer together and making them more involved with social issues? Worlding argues that the "virtual" and the "real" are profoundly interconnected, often in ways we don't fully appreciate...read more

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9781612052304 | Paradigm Pub, February 28, 2013, cover price $165.95 | About this edition: Worlding brings ideas about "virtual" places and societies together with perceptions about the "real" world in an era of mounting global uncertainty.

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9781612052311, titled "Worlding: Identity, Media and Imagination in a Digital Age" | Paradigm Pub, January 30, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Worlding brings ideas about "virtual" places and societies together with perceptions about the "real" world in an era of mounting global uncertainty.

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Product Description: “Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions...read more

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9780061809514 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, February 14, 2012), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: “Enough with speculation about our digital future.

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Product Description: [This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care [This] book is innovative and timely, challenging the reader to think 'out of the box...read more
By Illene Noppe Cupit (editor), Kathleen R. Gilbert (editor) and Carla Sofka (editor)

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9780826107329 | Springer Pub Co, February 9, 2012, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: [This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area.

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Product Description: “Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions...read more

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9780061809507 | William Morrow & Co, April 5, 2011, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: “Enough with speculation about our digital future.

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Product Description: Leet Noobs documents, for over 10 months, a group of players in the online game World of Warcraft engaged in a 40-person joint activity known as raiding. Initially, the group was informal, a «family» that wanted to «hang out and have fun...read more

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9781433116117 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 15, 2011, cover price $141.95 | About this edition: Leet Noobs documents, for over 10 months, a group of players in the online game World of Warcraft engaged in a 40-person joint activity known as raiding.

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9781433116100 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 1, 2011, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Leet Noobs documents, for over 10 months, a group of players in the online game World of Warcraft engaged in a 40-person joint activity known as raiding.

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Product Description: Trust is essential to human society and the good life. At the same time, citizens of developed countries spend more and more time in virtual environments. This collection asks how far virtual environments, especially those affiliated with «Web 2...read more
By Charles Ess (editor)

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9781433109232 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, April 1, 2011, cover price $131.95 | About this edition: Trust is essential to human society and the good life.

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9781433109225 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, March 15, 2011, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Trust is essential to human society and the good life.

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Product Description: "Ever since the creators of the animated television show South Park turned their lovingly sardonic gaze on the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft for an entire episode, WoW's status as an icon of digital culture has been secure...read more

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9780472070985 | Univ of Michigan Pr, May 25, 2010, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: "Ever since the creators of the animated television show South Park turned their lovingly sardonic gaze on the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft for an entire episode, WoW's status as an icon of digital culture has been secure.

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9780472050987 | Univ of Michigan Pr, May 25, 2010, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: "Ever since the creators of the animated television show South Park turned their lovingly sardonic gaze on the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft for an entire episode, WoW's status as an icon of digital culture has been secure.

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