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By McKenzie Wark

ISBN-10: 0674015436

ISBN-13: 9780674015432

A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the digital fact of knowledge, programming or poetry, math or track, curves or hues upon which the fortunes of states and armies, businesses and groups now count. The daring objective of this ebook is to make occur the origins, goal, and pursuits of the rising type answerable for making this new world--for generating the hot techniques, 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 by way of drug and media businesses for defense in their patents and copyrights and the pervasive pop culture of dossier sharing and pirating. This vexed flooring, the area of so-called "intellectual property," supplies upward thrust to an entire new type of type clash, person who pits the creators of information--the hacker category of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers--against a owning classification who may monopolize what the hacker produces.

Drawing in equivalent degree on man Debord and Gilles Deleuze, A Hacker Manifesto bargains a scientific restatement of Marxist idea for the age of our on-line world and globalization. within the common rebel opposed to commodified info, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, past the valuables shape, and a brand new revolutionary category, the hacker type, who voice a shared curiosity in a brand new details commons.

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