How We Became Posthuman 2 – Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers – Hayles

June 18th, 2010

Hayles, N. K. (1999). How we became posthuman: Virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics: University Of Chicago Press.

In chapter 2, Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers, Hayles discusses virtual reality settings and models of signification. My research has nothing to do with virtual reality as we understand the term–a computer-simulated/generated environment into which one can travel and interact, such as with 2nd life or even more physically interactive where one dons special goggles and gloves and can actually move around within the environment. However, as Hayles notes, there is a certain virtual reality experience by just using the internet. Read the rest of this entry »