Rather than starting out as a gallery artist, then moving on from that context to exploit the mechanisms and forms of mass media in creating and disseminating his art, Lonergan began his work online and only later attempted to adapt his practice in order to participate in meatspace
We are in the beginning stages of the transfer of most of society's functions--working, socializing, shopping, acting politically--from what Internet denizens jokingly call "meatspace
" into the virtual domain.
," I don't share everything with my colleagues that I share with my friends from high school, much less with my wife; why should my online interactions be any different?
As judges struggled to adapt laws and jurisprudence to new challenges posed by the internet, netizens insisted that such adaptation was impossible: (85) they argued that the laws of meatspace
(that is, the real world) should not apply in "institutionally distinct" cyberspace.
This interplay between what old timers used to call cyberspace and meatspace
is one of the signatures of our time.
One of the things I love about digital natives is that they are monitoring their environment just like I am; they just use electronic means in addition to meatspace
. My initial assumption had been that anyone who grew up being able to Google their homework assignments would naturally have a much more global perspective and would have learned as children how to sift through lots of information.
: where you meet Internet pals in person, also known as real life
Adam also writes articles for the website Secondlife.reuters.com, which also features a mix of virtual and real-life (known to many metaverse dwellers as "meatspace
Clearly, the "space" of cyberspace is of a very different sort than that of "meatspace