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Neil Spiller is Reader of Architecture and Digital Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London. He has already published architectural titles related to cyberspace - Digital Dreams: Architecture and the new Alchemic Technologies (Ellipsis, London, 1998/WW Norton, US) and two issues of Architectural Design magazine, 'Architects in Cyberspace I and II' - as well as a monograph on his own architecture and writings Maverick Deviations: Architectural Works 1985-98 (Wiley-Academy, London, 2000). Author's Residence: London SW 18
'Serves as an excellent introduction to the potentially alienating and over-mystified world of virtual reality...this book presents what may be considered as the emerging classic texts that offer the reader a grounding in this ungrounded subject. The work is not aimed at a purely architectural audience. In drawing from familiar texts such as William Gibson's Neuroamancer, and more surprising contributions such as the EM Forster extract from The Machine Stops, it approaches the subject from a variety of fields and introduces more weighty non-fiction themes such as scientific discovery, philosophy, metaphysics and gender politics. It is a very easy book to read; each of the extracts are accompanied by a preface by Spiller that provides helpful cross-references between the chronological extracts.'(Building Design) 'Spiller says: 'This book introduces the principal characters and concepts, providing a framework into which to place further ideas and discoveries.' It is exactly that.' (Architects' Journal) 'Spiller's compilation of contemporary and historical texts plots the emergence of the cyber-imagination in literature and fiction. The book could easily have fallen into the minefield of obfuscation that so often dogs attempts to encapsulate hip critical concepts, but happily it does the exact opposite, delineating its surprisingly extended lineage in the history of ideas, while throwing helpful light on to its inner complexities...After reading this excellent anthology, you will either ditch your PC - gateway to the infinity that is cyberspace - or buy a hundred more and disappear up your own hard drive.' (Modern Painters) 'even wearing cybernetician's hat I find Spiller's Cyber Reader fascinating...[his] commentary is one of the most interesting aspects of this book...Spiller's selection is quite wonderful. His book is remarkable: for the individual items in it, and for their articulated collection together.' (Ranulph Glanville, Architectural Design) 'This is a very good source book for researchers of cyberspatial theory and practice.' (EFX Art & Design, Sweden)