From Counterculture to Cyberculture Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

ISBN-10: 0226817423
ISBN-13: 9780226817422
Edition: 2008
Authors: Fred Turner
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; InFrom Counterculture to CybercultureFred Turner details the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and theWhole Earthnetwork. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winningWhole Earth Catalog, the computer-conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successfulWiredmagazine, 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. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; While tracing the extraordinary transformation of how our networked culture came to be, Turner’s 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. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; “[Turner] postulates that Brand was an idealistic (albeit Barnum-esque) leader of a merry band of cybernetic pranksters who framed the concept of computers and the Internet with a seemingly nonintuitive twist: These one-time engines of government and big business had transmogrified into a social force associated with egalitarianism, personal empowerment, and the nurturing cocoon of community.”—Steven Levy,Bookforum nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; “Turner convincingly portrays a cadre of journalists who strove to transform the idea of the computer from a threat during the Cold War into a means of achieving personal freedom in an emerging digital uptopia.”—Paul Duguid,Times Literary Supplement

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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