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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262318785| January 2014
 

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Fantasy and the Virtual Mind

A BIT of Interface Fantasy

Overview

In this BIT, André Nusselder uses the core psychoanalytic notion of fantasy to examine our relationship to computers and digital technology. Lacanian psychoanalysis considers fantasy to be an indispensable “screen” for our interaction with the outside world; Nusselder argues that, at the mental level, computer screens and other human-computer interfaces incorporate this function of fantasy: they mediate the real and the virtual.
 
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About the Author

André Nusselder is a Dutch philosophical writer and lecturer.