Context

CONTEXT: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century

Cory Doctorow

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One of the Web’s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with his second collection of essays and polemics. Cory Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

CONTEXT: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century

by Cory Doctorow

ISBN: 9781616960483

Published: 2011

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and eBooks

One of the Web’s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow’s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique piece is brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

Cory Doctorow is a science-fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist whom Entertainment Weekly called “the William Gibson of his generation.” He is the author of the best-sellers Little Brother, Makers, Pirate Cinema, and Homeland and the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing. Doctorow is a contributor to the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, Locus, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was the director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy standards, and treaties.

Praise for Cory Doctorow

“Doctorow uses science fiction as a kind of cultural WD-40, loosening hinges and dissolving adhesions to peer into some of society’s unlighted corners.”
New York Times

“If you want to glimpse the future of copyright policing, video-game sweatshops, robotic intelligence, info war, and how computer geeks will survive the apocalypse…Doctorow is rapidly emerging as the William Gibson of his generation.”
Entertainment Weekly

 “As a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek, Cory Doctorow is a science-fiction writer who can really drill down…. We should all hope and trust that our culture has the guts and moxie to follow this guy. He’s got a lot to tell us.”
—Bruce Sterling

  Praise for Content

 “Doctorow here proves he’s smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he’s passionate about…. [A] pleasure to read, not to mention thought-provoking.”
Booklist

“…more than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point—it’s also funny and fun to read.”
—Electronic Frontier Foundation

“If you want to know what’s happening at the sharp end of digital publication and new ideas about the relationships between authors and their readers—do yourself a favour and listen to what he has to say.”
Mantex

Visit the Cory Doctorow website.

“Doctorow makes the complicated accessible throughout this great little guidebook, a GPS for the digital age.”
Publishers Weekly

“Part Poor Benjamin, part Dr. Spock, Doctorow is by now a wise, trusted guide in this messy—but eminently navigable!—world in which we’ve landed.”
Booklist

Context is a great example of why [Doctorow]’s more than just a great novelist.”
Tor.com

Context is a deeply interesting and thought-provoking book…. The resulting collection is golden: and an absolute must-read for anyone who’s ever asked where all of this technology stuff is heading.”
January Magazine

“If you are interested in the context of our Internet-centric lives, Context is a must-read collection of essays.”
San Francisco Book Review

 “Cory Doctorow’s Context is a treat for those who live in the digital world—as well as for those who would like to know more about it.”
New York Journal of Books

“There is plenty here to chew over here and will make you think.”
SF Crowsnest