Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas

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by Critical Art Ensemble

Autonomedia

1996

SKU: 9781570270567

 

Electronic Civil Disobedience continues where The Electronic Disturbance leaves off, suggesting strategies of resistance to nomadic power, and investigating tactics of nonrationality to get at the core of autonomy. Fusing a situationist-influenced concept of contestational art, an understanding of the parallel nature of cultural and political action borrowed from Gramsci, and a hacker's understanding of how new technology functions, Electronic Civil Disobedience refines an understanding of the nature of power and resistance in the information age.

"Forget the nostalgia for old-school political resistance! Here is a smart guide for activism in the post-symbolic age of nomadic capital and power. CAE's brilliant analysis of our current cyberlandscape is grounded in a shockingly mystical radicality." -- Miwon Kwon (editor, DOCUMENTS)