3 The physicality of digital public space






This chapter and Chapter 4 will explore the impacts that digital technology, and digital public space in particular, have on modern culture and human behaviour. Many of the ways in which interactions take place in the digital public space are purely information based, which will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 4. But there are some aspects of digital public space which arise directly from how our minds have evolved in tandem with our physical bodies, and encroach more tangibly on how we experience things, and how we function in the world around us. Our evolutionary history has a direct impact on how this technology has developed, and we can explore how the experience of our bodies ...

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