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Borg Like Me: & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems

Borg Like Me: & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems

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A comprehensive collection of cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn's best work, Borg Like Me spans a 30-year writing career. The book covers Branwyn's coming of age in a commune, his involvement in the 90s zine publishing scene, his tenure at influential cyber arts and culture mags Mondo 2000, bOING bOING, Wired, and his eight years at MAKE, spearheading the growing maker movement. Previously published material is woven throughout with Branwyn's unabashedly honest commentary, personal anecdotes, and original essays. Read about the smart-druggies behind Mondo 2000, impersonating Billy Idol in cyberspace (for Billy Idol), the making of the iconic early 90s hypermedia book, Beyond Cyberpunk , and Branwyn going positively Phillip K. Dick after a heart attack and a bad blood transfusion. Borg Like Me is a smart, passionate, intense trip along the bleeding edges of art, technology, and culture at the turn of the 21st century.

Author: Gareth Branwyn
Publisher: Sparks of Fire Press
Published: 07/01/2014
Pages: 298
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.62d
ISBN: 9780692233238

About the Author
Gareth Branwyn has spent his adult life writing about DIY media and technology, fringe culture, art, culture jamming, and the internet. He was an editor at Mondo 2000, a contributing column editor for Wired for 12 years, an editor at bOING bOING (print), and the co-creator of the seminal hypermedia ebook, Beyond Cyberpunk! Gareth also wrote the first book about the web, Mosaic Quick Tour: Accessing and Navigating the World Wide Web, and co-authored the Happy Mutant Handbook, with the editors of bOING bOING. He has written or edited over a dozen books. Most recently, he was the Editorial Director of Maker Media/MAKE magazine.

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