Hello World is the story of a life online. Part travelogue, part memoir, Sue Thomas draws on her online travels as well as her physical journeys in the USA, Australia, Spain and England. While the book is non-fiction, it is a direct descendent of Correspondence, Thomas’ extraordinary novel that also deals with the synergies between digital and physical worlds. Like its fictional counterpart, Hello World will trigger feelings in readers of both recognition and irritation and will stimulate debate on the nature of the physical in a wired world for years to come.
comments about Hello World:
" . . . an essential tour guide to the poetics of time, space and gender in the Information Age. A Baedeker to the cyber-realm." Carolyn Guertin
"Sue is a restless figure in a stationary world of words. Embracing digital media for its freedom and life beyond the physical page, her writings fuse the surfaces, textures, histories and interactions of our bodies and minds. She writes the stories of tomorrow, today." Robin Rimbaud / Scanner
" . . . engagingly and warmly written, Hello World combines first-person meditations with a wealth of information. Highly recommended for first-time users and those who want to try dipping their toes into the cyberwaters." N Katherine Hayles
"Sue Thomas has become one of the most innovative thinkers, promoters and facilitators on the Web." Stelarc
A word about physicality...
Since the body is generally absent in cyberspace, we were keen to involve it in the book. Hello World is designed to be pleasurably tactile. It's smaller than most paperbacks - 14.5cm wide x 16.5cm high - and fairly chunky at 2.25cm thick. The jacket is silky smooth. We hope you enjoy handling the volume as much as you enjoy reading it :)