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

Ken Goldberg
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The MIT Press
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	Table of Contents
  Series Foreword p. viii
  Acknowledgments p. ix
  Contributors p. xi
1. Introduction: The Unique Phenomenon of a Distance p. 2
2. Eden by Wire: Webcameras and the Telepresent Landscape p. 22
I Philosophy  
3. Telepistemology: Descartes's Last Stand p. 48
4. Vicariousness and Authenticity p. 64
5. Information, Nearness, and Farness p. 90
6. Acting at a Distance and Knowing from Afar: Agency and Knowledge on the Internet p. 108
7. Telerobotic Knowledge: A Reliabilist Approach p. 126
II Art, History, and Critical Theory  
8. The Speed of Light and the Virtualization of Reality p. 144
9. To Lie and to Act: Potemkin's Villages, Cinema, and Telepresence p. 164
10. Dialogical Telepresence and Net Ecology p. 180
11. Presence, Absence, and Knowledge in Telerobotic Art p. 198
12. Exposure Time, the Aura, and Telerobotics p. 214
13. The History of Telepresence: Automata, Illusion, and the Rejection of the Body p. 226
III Engineering, Interface, and System Design  
14. Feeling Is Believing: A History of Telerobotics p. 246
15. Tele-Embodiment and Shattered Presence: Reconstructing the Body for Online Interaction p. 276
16. Being Real: Questions of Tele-Identity p. 296
17. Telepistemology, Mediation, and the Design of Transparent Interfaces p. 312
IV Postscript  
18. The Film and the New Psychology (1945) p. 332
  Index p. 347