Coverart for item
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
Title variation
Techno biophilia
Title variation remainder
nature and cyberspace
Creator
Subject
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Sue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.T5285 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyberspace
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Shared virtual environments
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
Label
Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-244) and index
Contents
1. A place so new that some things still lack names -- 2. How nature soothes our connected minds -- 3. Cybernetic meadows : The California connection -- 4. An enormous, unbounded world -- 5. Organisms -- 6. Living deliberately
Control code
852224470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 p.
Isbn
9781849660396
Lccn
2013027931
Other control number
40022974974
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)852224470
Label
Technobiophilia : nature and cyberspace, Sue Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-244) and index
Contents
1. A place so new that some things still lack names -- 2. How nature soothes our connected minds -- 3. Cybernetic meadows : The California connection -- 4. An enormous, unbounded world -- 5. Organisms -- 6. Living deliberately
Control code
852224470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 p.
Isbn
9781849660396
Lccn
2013027931
Other control number
40022974974
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)852224470

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...