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. Ed(S): Oldenziel, Ruth; Alberts, Gerard - Hacking Europe - 9781447170693 - V9781447170693
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Hacking Europe

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Description for Hacking Europe Paperback. This book traces the evolution of European hacker culture: chopping games in Warsaw, hacking software in Athens, chaos in Hamburg, producing demos in Turku and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Emphasizes the role of mischief, humor and play. Editor(s): Oldenziel, Ruth; Alberts, Gerard. Series: History of Computing. Num Pages: 277 pages, 22 black & white illustrations, 7 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: UBJ; UKP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155 x 15. Weight in Grams: 433.

Hacking Europe traces the user practices of chopping games in Warsaw, hacking software in Athens, creating chaos in Hamburg, producing demos in Turku, and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Focusing on several European countries at the end of the Cold War, the book shows the digital development was not an exclusively American affair. Local hacker communities appropriated the computer and forged new cultures around it like the hackers in Yugoslavia, Poland and Finland, who showed off their tricks and creating distinct “demoscenes.” Together the essays reflect a diverse palette of cultural practices by which European users domesticated computer ... Read more

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Springer London Ltd United Kingdom
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History of Computing
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England, United Kingdom
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“Hacking Europe fills a glaring hole in the history of computing. … Hacking Europe enterprise opens a whole new area of research, one that could strengthen many adjacent areas of investigation. … Hacking Europe delivers consistent structure, points, and purpose across diverse articles, all in all contributing to the historically specific, geographically aware, use-centered study of computing cultures.” (Maxigas, IEEE ... Read more

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