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Class of The New- Richard Barbrook

Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers, produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams… these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from the networked workplace. Download the Book for free from the Class of ...

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7th November 2000 1.0 Is WAP crap? Early adopters can only access the pleasures of new technologies by accepting the pains of beta-testing the future. 2.0 When will the hardware come up to speed? Net users assume that large screens, ...

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The Californian Ideology by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron

“Not to lie about the future is impossible and one can lie about it at will” – Naum Gabo [1] As the Dam Bursts… At the end of the twentieth century, the long predicted convergence of the media, computing and ...

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Cybersalon visit London’s ‘Bitcoin squat’

This article appeared on Wired‘s website 15 MAY 13 by NIKI GOMEZ This is a guest post by Niki Gomez, a Digital Strategist and co-founder of Cybersalon, a thinktank on net culture. She’s a graduate of MIT and works between ...

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Lecture 1: Process of Modernity from Politics & Media Freedom

  Lecture Notes No media without modernity, no modernity without media. 140,000 years ago: hunter-gatherer tribes. 12,000 years ago: agricultural villages. 4,000 years ago: market towns. 300 years ago: capitalist cities. Politics and economics are phenomena of the last 4,000 ...

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Cyber-Communism- Richard Barbrook

Ghosts in the Machine A spectre is haunting the Net: the spectre of communism. Reflecting the extravagance of the new media, this spectre takes two distinct forms: the theoretical appropriation of Stalinist communism and the everyday practice of cyber-communism. Whatever ...

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