Both Cyberspace and Critical Theory are rather esoteric words by themselves, so the juxtaposition of the two may be daunting for someone unfamiliar with the either discipline. On the most basic level, the overlap of these two areas deals with the consequences, physical, psychological, philosophical, and moral, of digital technology. More specifically, Cyberspace primarily deals with the virtual interactions that are possible by using networked computers. Critical Theory analysizes how these interactions effect communication, discourse, and the development of ideas.
Hi. I'll be your tour guide for a short exploration of the Cyberspace and Critical Theory web. I'll lead you around this web site explaining the history, commentary and ideas you'll find. This tour is filled with lots of links designed to show you a variety of aspects of this site. There are also off site links that I'll include which help to explain some of the ideas you'll find here. Feel free to leave this tour at anytime to explore on your own. I'm qualified to help you on this tour because I've learned it all myself just very recently. This fact wonderfully illustrates a point about hypertext, the interlinked text based system that you're taking this tour in. Another point about hypertext is that you can follow me on a path of your chosing and it will seem to you I'm giving a private tour, but at any time hundreds of other people might be taking the same tour with me and choosing other paths. Unlike printed books or face to face interactions, hypertext does not follow a linear path.
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Last modified 21 January 2001;
Thanks to Sytske van Hasselt of the Netherlands to pointing to some missing links!