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Electronic Dreams

Author : Tom Lean
ISBN : 9781472918352
Genre : Science
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How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite, master digital kung-fu in Way of the Exploding Fist or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, Tom Lean tells the story of how computers invaded British homes for the first time, as people set aside their worries of electronic brains and Big Brother and embraced the wonder-technology of the 1980s. This book charts the history of the rise and fall of the home computer, the family of futuristic and quirky machines that took computing from the realm of science and science fiction to being a user-friendly domestic technology. It is a tale of unexpected consequences, when the machines that parents bought to help their kids with homework ended up giving birth to the video games industry, and of unrealised ambitions, like the ahead-of-its-time Prestel network that first put the British home online but failed to change the world. Ultimately, it's the story of the people who made the boom happen, the inventors and entrepreneurs like Clive Sinclair and Alan Sugar seeking new markets, bedroom programmers and computer hackers, and the millions of everyday folk who bought in to the electronic dream and let the computer into their lives.

Electric Dreams

Author : Ted Friedman
ISBN : 9780814727393
Genre : Political Science
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Electric Dreams turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to define the meanings of these powerful machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage’s “difference engine” in the nineteenth century to contemporary struggles over file swapping, open source software, and the future of online journalism. To reveal the hopes and fears inspired by computers, Electric Dreams examines a wide range of texts, including films, advertisements, novels, magazines, computer games, blogs, and even operating systems. Electric Dreams argues that the debates over computers are critically important because they are how Americans talk about the future. In a society that in so many ways has given up on imagining anything better than multinational capitalism, cyberculture offers room to dream of different kinds of tomorrow.

The Digital Dystopias Of Black Mirror And Electric Dreams

Author : Steven Keslowitz
ISBN : 9781476637594
Genre : Performing Arts
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This critical examination of two dystopian television series--Black Mirror and Electric Dreams--focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror's "San Junipero." These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation.

Philip K Dick S Electric Dreams

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781328995063
Genre : Fiction
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Collected together for the first time, these wild stories--the inspiration for the highly anticipated new TV show--present a master of the form at work, combining out-of-this world ideas with a keen understanding of just what makes us all human.

E Dreams

Author : Ian Hunter
ISBN : 9781612047263
Genre : Fiction
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Adult readers, especially those who have read Ian Hunter's first book 'e-Love', about sex and relationships in the electronic age, will recognise the next stage of a man's sexual journey in this erotically charged volume. eDreams, the second book in the series trilogy, re-introduces John, who embarks upon his second of three unique cyber-adventures while seeking a greater understanding of himself.The first book left John hungry for another cyber relationship. This time around, when John reviews the Yahoo Personals intending to place another advertisement, he spots a potential kindred spirit in Nathalie, who possesses 'motherly' strength. Though childless, this married woman admits to a great capacity for love, while introducing John not only to the extremes of eroticism, but also ensnares him in the Web of pornography.With Nathalie's encouragement, John embarks upon new writing adventures. The scenes he conjures are enticing to her, yet almost deranging to him. Ultimately, he bombards her with ideas he never knew were inside him, including vampirism, conquest, and bestiality. Theirs seems a meeting of minds and bodily ambitions. e-Dreams reaches the highest levels of the e-erotic scale.

Electric Dreams

Author : David Redhead
ISBN : UOM:39015058245013
Genre : Household electronics
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Electric Dreams charts the seismic shifts that have transformed the monochrome product world of 1980s consumer electronics into a 21st-century landscape full of shape, colour and variety. It considers the economic and technological imperatives which brought design to the heart of electronic innovation and marketing culture. David Redhead focuses on key companies such as Apple, Nokia and Palm and examines how designers such as Jonathan Ive, Frank Nuovo and IDEO have given form to the innovative technologies that surround us. Based on interviews with designers and commentators and illustrated with a wealth of cutting-edge products, Electric Dreams is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary design, technology and fashion.

Inception And Philosophy

Author : Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
ISBN : 9780812697384
Genre : Philosophy
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You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.

World Film Locations

Author : Chris Magee
ISBN : 9781841504834
Genre : Performing Arts
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Forty-five scenes from classic and contemporary films shot in Tokyo, accompanied by essays.

Analog Days

Author : T. J PINCH
ISBN : 0674016173
Genre : Music
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Documents the invention of the synthesizer and its impact on popular culture, tracing analog technology and sharing interviews with inventors and musicians about their visions on synthetic technology's potential. (Technology)

Electronic Industries

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ISBN : UIUC:30112018047172
Genre : Electronics
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