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The Resource Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas

Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas

Label
Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace
Title
Technobiophilia
Title remainder
nature and cyberspace
Statement of responsibility
Sue Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are there so many nature metaphors - clouds, rivers, streams, viruses, and bugs - in the language of the internet? Why do we adorn our screens with exotic images of forests, waterfalls, animals and beaches? In Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace, Sue Thomas interrogates the prevalence online of nature-derived metaphors and imagery and comes to a surprising conclusion. The root of this trend, she believes, lies in biophilia, defined by biologist E.O. Wilson as 'the innate attraction to life and lifelike processes'. In this wide-ranging transdisciplinary study she explores the strong thread of biophilia which runs through our online lives, a phenomenon she calls 'technobiophilia', or, the 'innate attraction to life and lifelike processes as they appear in technology'. The restorative qualities of biophilia can alleviate mental fatigue and enhance our capacity for directed attention, soothing our connected minds and easing our relationship with computers. Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace offers new insights on what is commonly known as 'work-life balance'. It explores ways to make our peace with technology-induced anxiety and achieve a 'tech-nature balance' through practical experiments designed to enhance our digital lives indoors, outdoors, and online. The book draws on a long history of literature on nature and technology and breaks new ground as the first to link the two. Its accessible style will attract the general reader, whilst the clear definition of key terms and concepts throughout should appeal to undergraduates and postgraduates of new media and communication studies, internet studies, environmental psychology, and human-computer interaction. www.technobiophilia.com"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Sue
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.T5285 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyberspace
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Shared virtual environments
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cyberspace
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Shared virtual environments
Label
Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 A place so new that some things still lack names; Life; The start; Cyberspace; Biophilia; Technobiophilia; The spirit of the camp; 2 How nature soothes our connected minds; Now this is bandwidth; Attention and restoration; Nearby nature; Being away; Extent; Soft fascination; Compatibility; Mindfulness; 3 Cybernetic meadows: The California connection; West of the West; Lo; Planet Earth; Machines of loving grace; Pioneers; Counterculture; 4 An enormous, unbounded world; Space and place
  • PathwaysInformation superhighway; Maps; Ecosystem; Home; Biophilic design; 5 Organisms; Bestiary; Animalia; Humans; The greening of the brain; 6 Living deliberately; Walden; Restorative practice; Practicalities; Indoors; Outdoors; Online; Last thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
856021406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849660402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781849662161
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856021406
Label
Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 A place so new that some things still lack names; Life; The start; Cyberspace; Biophilia; Technobiophilia; The spirit of the camp; 2 How nature soothes our connected minds; Now this is bandwidth; Attention and restoration; Nearby nature; Being away; Extent; Soft fascination; Compatibility; Mindfulness; 3 Cybernetic meadows: The California connection; West of the West; Lo; Planet Earth; Machines of loving grace; Pioneers; Counterculture; 4 An enormous, unbounded world; Space and place
  • PathwaysInformation superhighway; Maps; Ecosystem; Home; Biophilic design; 5 Organisms; Bestiary; Animalia; Humans; The greening of the brain; 6 Living deliberately; Walden; Restorative practice; Practicalities; Indoors; Outdoors; Online; Last thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
856021406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849660402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781849662161
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856021406

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