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

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

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From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism
Title
From counterculture to cyberculture
Title remainder
Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism
Statement of responsibility
Fred Turner
Title variation
Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 Bay-area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award - winning 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 encounter 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 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."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Fred
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
T875 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brand, Stewart
  • Brand, Stewart
  • Computers and civilization
  • Information technology
  • Counterculture
  • Computer networks
  • Subculture
  • Technology
Label
From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism, Fred Turner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226817422
Lccn
2005034149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm62533774
  • (OCoLC)62533774
Label
From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism, Fred Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226817422
Lccn
2005034149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm62533774
  • (OCoLC)62533774

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