Telepistemology: MIT Press

The Robot in the Garden:
Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet

Edited by Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
Copyright 2000.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: The Unique Phenomenon of a Distance
    Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley, Engineering
  2. Eden by Wire: Webcameras and the Telepresent Landscape
    Thomas J. Campanella, MIT School of Architecture and Planning


  3. Telepistemology : Descartes' Last Stand
    Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley, Philosophy
  4. Vicariousness and Authenticity
    Catherine Wilson, U. Alberta, Philosophy
  5. Information, Nearness, and Farness
    Albert Borgmann, U. Montana, Philosophy
  6. Acting at a Distance and Knowing from Afar:
    Agency and Knowledge on the Internet

    Jeff Malpas, U. Tasmania, Philosophy
  7. Telerobotic Knowledge: A Reliabilist Approach
    Alvin Goldman, U. Arizona, Philosophy

    Art, History, and Critical Theory

  8. The Speed of Light and Virtualized Reality
    Martin Jay, UC Berkeley, History
  9. To Lie and to Act: Cinema and Telepresence
    Lev Manovich, UCSD, Visual Arts Department
  10. Dialogical Telepresence and Net Ecology
    Eduardo Kac, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  11. Presence, Absence, and Knowledge in Telerobotic Art
    Machiko Kusahara, Kobe University
  12. Exposure Time, the Aura, and Telerobotics
    Marina Grzinic, Slovenian Academy of Science and Art
  13. The History of Telepresence: Automata, Illusion,
    and The Rejection of the Body

    Oliver Grau, Humboldt-University Berlin, Art History

    Engineering, Interface, and System Design

  14. Feeling is Believing: A History of Telerobotics
    Blake Hannaford, U. Washington, Electrical Engineering
  15. Tele-Embodiment and Shattered Presence: Reconstructing the Body for Online Interaction
    John Canny and Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley, Computer Science
  16. Being Real: Questions of Tele-Identity
    Judith Donath, MIT Media Lab
  17. Telepistemology, Mediation, and the Design of Transparent Interfaces
    Michael Idinopulos, UC Berkeley, Philosophy


  18. The Film and the New Psychology (1945)
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    Author Biographies


For more information please contact Prof. Goldberg at, or 510-643-9565.

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