Four-dimensional Human Short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

We are increasingly coaxed from the three-dimensional containment of our pre-digital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information and global connection. It is a constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives. Our portals to this new world have been wedged open, and the silhouette of a figure is slowly taking shape. But what does it feel like to be four-dimensional? How do digital technologies influence the rhythms of our thoughts, the style and tilt of our consciousness? What new sensitivities and sensibilities are emerging with our exposure to the delights, sorrows and anxieties of a networked world? And how do we live in public, with these recoded private lives?

Tackling ideas of time, space, friendship, commerce, pursuit and escape, and moving from Hamlet to the ghosts of social media, from Seinfeld to the fall of Gaddafi, from Facebook politics to Oedipus, The Four-Dimensional Human is a highly original and pioneering portrait of life in a digital landscape.

It's full of impish gaiety, elegant and lithe in its language, providing intellectual ambushes and startling connections.

ISBN: 9780099591894
Author: Scott, Lawrence
Publication date: 16/07/2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm