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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In the years since Michotte's death, many of the phenomena he identified and studied have been further investigated, frequently by researchers working from a Gibsonian perspective.
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.
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.
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.
Nevertheless, another cyborg-feminist like Mariko Ohara so deeply speculated upon the rise of hyper-Orientalism that she succeeded in creating a post-Occidentalist cyberpunk narrative "Mental Female" (1985--included in this issue), unwittingly echoing the dramatic advent of Gibsonian cyberspace in the mid-eighties.
This self arises from a Gibsonian understanding of early perceptual experience where the child from a very early age responds intelligently to the information in the perceptual stimulus.
He produces no evidence of any kind for this claim, derived from nothing other than Gibsonian "insight.
What is actually happening to `work,' and is it taking us towards a Gibsonian world?
This transforms the debate from Dick's insistence on an absolute cleavage between classes of things--"humans" and "machines"--to a Gibsonian fashion crime, like too much plastic surgery.
In his newer formulation which draws heavily on Gibsonian concepts, Pervin sees individuals "as selecting, evoking, and manipulating environments in terms of their goals as well adapting to the opportunities and constraints presented by situations" (p.