search for books and compare prices
cover image
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date May 15, 2008
Pages 327
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226817422
ISBN-10 0226817423
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $17.00
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780226817415
 
from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 15, 2006)
9780226817415 | details & prices | 327 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $31.00
About: In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination.
With David O. Sears, Shelley E. Taylor, Letita Anne Peplau | 8th edition from Prentice Hall (January 1, 1994); titled "Social Psychology"
9780132226301 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 3.00 lbs | List price $56.86
This edition also contains Social Psychology
About: Providing coverage of basic topics, research and theory in social psychology, this study draws examples from everyday life and current events.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780080401683 Book cover for 9780226817422
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 15, 2008)
9780226817422 | details & prices | 327 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $17.00
About: In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination.
With John Shepherd, Peter Congdon | from Pergamon Pr (November 1, 1990); titled "Small Town England: Population Change Among Small to Medium Sized Urban Areas, 1971-81"
9780080401683 | details & prices | List price $41.50
This edition also contains Small Town England: Population Change Among Small to Medium Sized Urban Areas, 1971-81
About: This research has two aims.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.