By McKenzie Wark
A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the digital truth of knowledge, programming or poetry, math or tune, curves or shades upon which the fortunes of states and armies, businesses and groups now rely. The daring target of this publication is to make appear the origins, goal, and pursuits of the rising category chargeable for making this new world--for generating the hot thoughts, new perceptions, and new sensations out of the stuff of uncooked data.
A Hacker Manifesto deftly defines the fraught territory among the ever extra strident calls for through drug and media businesses for defense in their patents and copyrights and the pervasive pop culture of dossier sharing and pirating. This vexed floor, the area of so-called "intellectual property," supplies upward push to a complete new form of classification clash, person who pits the creators of information--the hacker type of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers--against a owning category who could monopolize what the hacker produces.
Drawing in equivalent degree on man Debord and Gilles Deleuze, A Hacker Manifesto bargains a scientific restatement of Marxist inspiration for the age of our on-line world and globalization. within the frequent riot opposed to commodified details, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, past the valuables shape, and a brand new innovative classification, the hacker category, who voice a shared curiosity in a brand new info commons.
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