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Darren Tofts

Christy Dena reviews 'Prefiguring Cyberculture: An intellectual history' edited by Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, and Alessio Cavallaro

May 2003, no. 251 01 May 2003
Many people regard cyberculture as the territory of boffins, sci-fi enthusiasts, and ‘itinerant wanderers’, and inescapably limited to computer technology. However, the term is also applied to a field of research, one that has always been interdisciplinary: traversing philosophy, mathematics, physiology, biology, linguistics, cognitive sciences, physics, and sociology. Prefiguring Cyberculture ... (read more)

Darren Tofts reviews 'Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel' by Roger Milliss

May 1985, no. 70 01 May 1985
Serpent’s Tooth is a massive, sprawling novel. It is panoramic in its vision of twentieth century social and political history, and meticulous in its rendering of one man’s struggle to sustain the mighty ideal his father has inspired in him. In his father’s footsteps, Roger Milliss takes up the challenge of communism not only as an alternative to capitalism, ‘a rival system of ideas, a st ... (read more)