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From Counterculture to Cyberculture kindle ò the Whole Earth Network ↠ feedmarkformulate ó [Download] ➸ From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism ➿ Fred Turner – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk In 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 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 thin one of my favourite books so far I love it from the beginning to the end Easy to read and very powerful for understanding nowadays technology

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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 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 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 I needed a book that would place the entire cyber scene within the wider context of the 20th century This book does exactly that it shows the development of technologies and digital networks Great fun to read

Fred Turner ð the Whole Earth Network reader

From Counterculture to Cyberculture Stewart Brand the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital UtopianismK 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 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 thi Exzellenter Durch und Überblick zu Titel Thema