Published: Aug. 15, 2023 By , ,
Apple Park aerial view by Arne Müseler / / CC-BY-SA-3.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

In the International Journal of Communication, MEDLab director Nathan Schneider co-edited a special issue with Andreas Hepp and Anne Schmitz of the University of Bremen. The issue revisits the landmark mid-1990s essay "The Californian Ideology" by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron, a critique of the political economy then emerging in Silicon Valley, which has since spread across the world. The issue includes new research that reconsiders the concept of the Californian ideology in light of global experience since, as well as a retrospective interview with Richard Barbrook.

Apple Park aerial view by Arne Müseler / / CC-BY-SA-3.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

Afterlives of the Californian Ideology: Tech Movements, Pioneer Communities, and Imaginaries of Digital Future (Introduction)
Andreas Hepp, Anne Schmitz, Nathan Schneider

Building Blockchain Frontiers: Ethereum as an Extension of the Californian Ideology
Ann Brody, Tamara Kneese, Julie Frizzo-Barker

More-Than-Tech Communities: Alternative Imaginaries Within Hacking and Crafting     
Fredy Mora-Gámez, Sarah R. Davies

Local Ambivalences Toward the Maker Ideology: Makerspaces, the Maker Mindset, and the Maker Movement
Andreas Hepp, Anne Schmitz

Negotiating Silicon Valley Ideologies, Contesting “American” Civic Hacking: The Early Civic Hackers in South Korea and Their Struggle
Danbi Yoo

Deepest Mediatization? Inventing the Autonomous Vehicle
James Miller

Homesteading on a Superhighway: The Californian Ideology and Everyday Politics
Nathan Schneider

“Polemic Becomes Canon”: An Interview With Richard Barbrook on the Californian Ideology
Nathan Schneider

Photo: Apple Park aerial view, by Arne Müseler, via Wikimedia Commons