Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes

Ebook Details

Authors

Gerard Alberts, Ruth Oldenziel

Year 2014
Pages 269
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9781447154921
File Size 5.14 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 936
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Ebook Description

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.”