By McKenzie Wark

A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the digital fact of data, programming or poetry, math or track, curves or colorations upon which the fortunes of states and armies, businesses and groups now count. The daring goal of this e-book is to make show up the origins, function, and pursuits of the rising category answerable for making this new world--for generating the recent recommendations, 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 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 category 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 bargains a scientific restatement of Marxist inspiration 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 innovative classification, the hacker type, who voice a shared curiosity in a brand new info commons.


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