The Resource How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency, Akiko Busch

How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency, Akiko Busch

Label
How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency
Title
How to disappear
Title remainder
notes on invisibility in a time of transparency
Statement of responsibility
Akiko Busch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's How to disappear explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed world. In our increasingly networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been both more enchanting and yet fanciful. Today, we are relentlessly encouraged, even conditioned, to reveal, share, and self-promote. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but vast and pervasive technology companies, which want to profit from patterns in our behavior. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Busch sets out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement, and what she senses is a widespread desire for a less scrutinized way of life--for invisibility. Writing in rich painterly detail about her own life, her family, and some of the world's most exotic and remote places--from the Cayman Islands to Iceland--she savors the pleasures of being unseen. Discovering and dramatizing a wonderful range of ways of disappearing, from virtual reality goggles that trick the wearer into believing her body has disappeared and to the way Virginia Woolf's fictional Mrs. Dalloway feels a flickering of personhood as an older woman, Busch deliberates on subjects new and old with equal sensitivity and incisiveness. A unique and exhilarating accomplishment, How to disappear is a shimmering collage of poetry, cinema, memoir, myth, and much more, which overturns the dangerous modern assumption that somehow fame and visibility equate to success and happiness"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Busch, Akiko
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC406
LC item number
.B87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Invisibility
Label
How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency, Akiko Busch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible friend -- Orlando's ring -- Across the natural world -- Invisiphilia -- Invisible ink -- At the identity spa -- The anonymity proposal -- Rereading Mrs. Dalloway -- The vanishing self -- The geography of invisibility -- With wonder
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781101980415
Lccn
2018029070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035785943
  • (OCoLC)on1035785943
  • 3507384
Label
How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency, Akiko Busch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible friend -- Orlando's ring -- Across the natural world -- Invisiphilia -- Invisible ink -- At the identity spa -- The anonymity proposal -- Rereading Mrs. Dalloway -- The vanishing self -- The geography of invisibility -- With wonder
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781101980415
Lccn
2018029070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035785943
  • (OCoLC)on1035785943
  • 3507384

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