TECHGNOSIS: MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTICISM IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION

TECHGNOSIS: MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTICISM IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION

By: Davis, Erik

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A read copy but no markings throughout, unblemished spine, NOT an ex-librar y edition: Exploring the mystical impulses behind our obsession with information techn ology, TechGnosis presents a fascinating and passionately original perspect ive on technoculture. Today we often assume that the triumph of technological rationality has con demned the spiritual imagination to the trash heap of history. But as Erik Davis explains, religious impulses and magical dreams permeate the history of technology. Ranging from the printing press to the telegraph, from radio to the Internet, David peels away the utilitarian shell of technology to r eveal the mystical and millennialist fervor that attends each new communica tions breakthrough. As he unveils the hidden history of techno-mysticism, D avis shows how the religious imagination continues to feed the utopian drea ms, apocalyptic visions, and alien obsessions that populate today's technol ogical unconscious. In these pages, Davis offers a lucid, playful, and astonishingly erudite journey through our hyper-mediated environment. Anyone grappling with the morphing boundaries and terminal speed of our present moment will want to take the ride.

Title: TECHGNOSIS: MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTICISM IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION

Author Name: Davis, Erik

Categories: Computers & Technology,

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 060980474X

ISBN Number 13: 9780609804742

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000027949