[BOOK REVIEW] Status Update

[BOOK REVIEW] Status Update

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This looks really interesting – based on interviews in Silicon Valley:

With the tech world’s cherished myths of meritocracy, democracy, authenticity and countercultural spirit firmly in her sights, Marwick, a former postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft, starts by tracing the origins of internet culture in the hacker community and the creators of zines and other cultural producers determined to loosen the shackles of copyright law and the conservative stranglehold of mainstream media. Her discussion of the roots of the Web 2.0 movement in zine and e?zine culture highlights not only those movements’ politicised origins, but also their depoliticisation by the end of the dot.com boom.

Read full review in Times Higher Education.

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