William Gibson

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William Gibson

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William Gibson

(person)
Author of cyberpunk novels such as Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986), Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Virtual Light (1993).

Neuromancer, a novel about a computer hacker/criminal "cowboy" of the future helping to free an artificial intelligence from its programmed bounds, won the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards and is credited as the seminal cyberpunk novel and the origin of the term "cyberspace".

Gibson does not have a technical background and supposedly purchased his first computer in 1992.
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Griffero terms this an "atmospheric affordance," to be distinguished from the Gibsonian concept in that the former designates a field of meaning that is more encompassing than that between a subject and a discernible object (as in the chair that lends itself to be sat upon, the door knob invites itself to be opened, etc.
The former can be further divided into pure reflex actions, and information pickup in a Gibsonian manner based on affordances.
The intricate lines moving to the center do lend themselves more to the Gibsonian peoples, possibly of the Stratocastrian tribe.
A perceived affordance is useful because the user is able to identify the clues needed to use the product, unlike the Gibsonian definition where the affordance can be present but the user does not know the usefulness.
A Gibsonian lineage considers seeing in one's environment to be automatically linked with perception of utility.
However, as Alain Badiou states in both a foreword and a dusk-jacket quotation, it remains 'the most subtle and original study of a crucial orientation' to have been written: suggesting Gibsonian 'intermittency' may become a theory in its own right.
Collins (1997) "Accurate social perception at zero acquaintance: the affordances of a Gibsonian approach".
2009) Extending the rather unnoticed Gibsonian view that 'perception is cognitive': Development of the enactive approach to perceptual-cognitive expertise.
Here the peeling apart is reinforced not only by the specter of cliche--"coming apart at the seams"--but also by the "junk" of Burroughs, the "white noise" of DeLillo, and the "space junk" of Gibsonian cyberpunk.
But for those who glory in the circuitous patois of Gibsonian dialogue, the electrical noir of the book's locales and the Machiavellian menace of Hubertus Bigend, this world's worrying puppet master, the plunge down the rabbit hole is just as dizzying.
As Adam Roberts notes: "[t]he fact that his [Gibson's] technology is always what antique dealers call 'distressed,' that is to say the creation of a sense of rough edges, broken components and all-around decay, is one of the most noteworthy features of the Gibsonian style" (169).
The 2nd ICCSS & 10th EWEP offered an extensive, high-quality scientific program that included keynote addresses, symposia, oral and poster communication sessions (a total of 150 presentations), covering the main topics in complex systems in sport and in ecological psychology (in the Gibsonian tradition) with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary sharing of ideas for the development of theory, practice, and research in human behavior, namely in the sport domain.