Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

By Virginia Heffernan

A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility."


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Book Information

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9781439191705
ISBN-10: 1439191700
Language: English

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June 08, 2016

The Internet as Art

By Virginia Heffernan

The Internet ... is a massive and collaborative work of art— something billions of us contribute to every millisecond, with every Instagram photo, every "like," every message-board post, every tweet, every eBay review, every streamed video or song. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 21, 2016

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November 01, 2016

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Virginia Heffernan "melds the personal with the increasingly universal in a highly informative analysis of what the Internet is--and can be. A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet's past, present, and future" (Kirkus Reviews, starred r

About the Author

Virginia Heffernan writes regularly about digital culture for The New York Times Magazine. In 2005, Heffernan (with cowriter Mike Albo) published the cult comic novel The Underminer (Bloomsbury).

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