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ISBN:0745326609
Author: Richard Barbrook
ISBN13: 978-0745326603
Title: Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Pluto Press (June 20, 2007)
Pages: 336

Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village by Richard Barbrook



Winner of the MEA's 2008 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology. A compelling, authoritative, and painstakingly documented narrative, Imaginary Futures traces the emergence of the computer era in the context of desperately competing ideologies, economics, and empires. This is a work of passionate and persuasive scholarship by a contemporary social theorist at the top of his game

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Imaginary Futures demonstrates how politics influenced the way this powerful tool is controlled today and calls upon all who are cyber-connected to use the Internet for taking revolutionary politics into their own hands, to create a more positive future.

Imaginary Futures is an amazing context. In 2007, Richard moved to the Social Sciences School of the University of Westminster and published his study of the political and ideological role of the prophecies of artificial intelligence and the information society: Imaginary Futures. Books by Richard Barbrook.

Winner of the MEA's 2008 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology. A compelling has been added to your Cart. Richard Barbrook is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Westminster and also works for London Student Radio. He is the author of numerous papers, chapters and essays on media studies, politics, democracy and regulation.

Imaginary Futures gives insight into how the dominant utopias of today were shaped in the time of the Cold War and served the ideological needs of the elites. While the Cold War West had a much better present, it was the Soviet East which had a vision of the future. The invention of a Western utopia became an important factor in the struggle for global power.

Published by: Pluto Press. Imaginary Futures gives insight into how the dominant utopias of today were shaped in the time of the Cold War and served the ideological needs of the elites. For most visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair, its imaginary future of consumer prosperity must have seemed like a utopian dream. The American economy was still recovering from the worst recession in the nation’s history. Europe was on the brink of another devastating civil war and East Asia was already engulfed by murderous conflicts.

Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Imaginary futures : from thinking machines to the global village Richard Barbrook. Book's title: Imaginary futures : from thinking machines to the global village Richard Barbrook. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007298909.

Winner of the MEA's 2008 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology. 'A compelling, authoritative, and painstakingly documented narrative, Imaginary Futures traces the emergence of the computer era in the context of desperately competing ideologies, economics, and empires. This is a work of passionate and persuasive scholarship by a contemporary social theorist at the top of his game.' Douglas Rushkoff, author, Coercion, Media Virus, Get Back in the Box. 'Imaginary Futures gives insight into how the dominant utopias of today were shaped in the time of the Cold War and served the ideological needs of the elites. While the Cold War West had a much better present, it was the Soviet East which had a vision of the future. The invention of a Western utopia became an important factor in the struggle for global power.' Boris Kagarlitsky, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Comparative Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences -- The future is now-- Richard Barbrook argues that, at the height of the Cold War, the Americans invented a truly revolutionary tool: the Internet. Yet, for all of its libertarian potential, hi-tech science soon became a tool of geopolitical dominance. The rest of the world was expected to follow America's path into the networked future. Today, we're still told that the Net is creating the information society. Barbrook shows how we can reclaim its revolutionary purpose: how the DIY ethic of the internet can help people shape information technologies in their own interest and reinvent their own, improved visions of the future.