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From Counterculture to Cyberculture - Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (Electronic book text)
From Counterculture to Cyberculture - Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (Electronic...
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From Counterculture to Cyberculture - Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (Electronic book text)

Turner Fred

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In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990sand the dawn of the Internetcomputers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place. From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bayarea entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Awardwinning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2006
Authors: Turner Fred
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 327
ISBN-13: 978-6612894831
Barcode: 9786612894831
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LSN: 6612894830

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