The Cybercultures Reader was edited by David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy, and published in 2000. It is a compendium of essays about cybercultures, feminism, sexuality, and cyberspace. I bought the book to read about origins and foundations of cyberpunk themes and philosophies that contribute to them. The book is a fantastic source of discussions about sexualization, existentialism, and cultural history.
Essays in the compendium discuss technical aspects of popular entertainment, psychoanalytic psychology, and virtual reality. They develop ideas about intentionality, seduction, and oppression. Many facets of cyberpunk themes are describes and explained in the book.
I am impressed by the many details and dimensions that are included in the essays. I enjoy the pace and tone. Logical discussions about philosophical relationships and tangential comments about historical dilemmas are informative and inventive.
I recommend The Cybercultures Reader to everyone who is interested in computer technologies, feminism, cyberpunk, cyberspace, and societies. It is a great collection of scholarly essays that records intellectualism from the end of the twentieth century.
Jasmine Jennifer McAlpine