Category Archives: Week 2

Counterculture of Convenience

The counterculture of the late 1960’s is credited as being a major contributor in the rise of the computer and new media landscape. The computer blossoming into a device that can be used by everyday Americans gave it a sense … Continue reading

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Technological Progress and Collective Action

Even from the field’s earliest days, developments in computer science have served to increase cooperation and shared knowledge. This week’s Turner reading discussed the influence of the commune lifestyle on early computer scientists. They were influenced by the spirit of … Continue reading

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Week 2: Turner and Shirky

In Counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner discusses the evolution of computers and technology from the 1940’s-1980’s. He describes how the technology has changed from primarily Governmental/military use during World War 2 to the beginning of individual use in 1984 when Apple … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 2 – Turner and Shirky

As we examine the history of the world, it is easy to see how societies have always gravitated towards toward structure and hierarchy. Governments and institutions are normal facets of society that hold influence and power to shape outcomes. The … Continue reading

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Week 2

In Turner’s Chapter 4 of Counterculture to Cyberculture, the author compares the invention and popularization of the personal computer to that of the goals of the 1960s and 70s counterculture. These new devices that “one could use to tear down … Continue reading

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Week 2

Counterculture has, ironically, played a key role in the development and history of prominent aspects of mainstream culture—the Internet and computing.  Although some may refuse to believe that the Internet and early computing were developed in the midst of and … Continue reading

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Week Two

The emergence of the Internet as a new technology was essential in changing social norms and interactions. In both Turner and Shirky’s pieces, they discuss the development and the use of the Internet in their respective societies and how they … Continue reading

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