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Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Mark Taylor

Abstract

Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry that invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman. William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeL ... More

Keywords: digital technology, electronic technology, William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, Don DeLillo, new media, communications, virtual technology, information technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231160414
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160414.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Taylor, author
Columbia University

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