By McKenzie Wark
A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the digital truth of data, programming or poetry, math or tune, curves or hues upon which the fortunes of states and armies, businesses and groups now rely. The daring target of this publication is to make take place the origins, function, and pursuits of the rising category liable for making this new world--for generating the recent 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 via drug and media businesses for cover in their patents and copyrights and the pervasive pop culture of dossier sharing and pirating. This vexed floor, the world of so-called "intellectual property," supplies upward thrust to an entire new form of type clash, one who pits the creators of information--the hacker classification of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers--against a owning type who may monopolize what the hacker produces.
Drawing in equivalent degree on man Debord and Gilles Deleuze, A Hacker Manifesto deals a scientific restatement of Marxist proposal for the age of our on-line world and globalization. within the common insurrection opposed to commodified info, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, past the valuables shape, and a brand new revolutionary classification, the hacker classification, who voice a shared curiosity in a brand new details commons.
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