Counterculture, Cyberculture and Innovation: the Strange Case of Stewart Brand

A couple of years ago, at the end of this post on the crossover between Web 2.0 and anarchism, I wrote that I'd started reading Fred Turner's From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, and suggested I might be blogging about some of the ideas in it.

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Social Networks, Sub-cultures and Brand Meanings

by: Idris Mootee

interesting thread this week. Morgan, I know this topic is your cup of
tea as an anthropologist. Your analysis is both precise and well
grounded when you wrote that the social network generation is a new
breed of subculturalist. And just as subculturalists were the creative
class of brand dissemination and modification and alteration and
transformation in the past, so too will the SNS crowd be in the days

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