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From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism

Author: Fred Turner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 1990s - and the dawn of the Internet - computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so  Read more...
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Named Person: Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand; Stewart Brand
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Turner
ISBN: 0226817415 9780226817415 9780226817422 0226817423
OCLC Number: 62533774
Description: x, 327 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The shifting politics of the computational metaphor --
Stewart Brand meets the cybernetic counterculture --
The Whole Earth Catalog as information technology --
Taking the whole earth digital --
Virtuality and community on the WELL --
Networking the new economy --
Wired --
The triumph of the network mode.
Other Titles: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism
Responsibility: Fred Turner.
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