BACK COVER #Chaos & Cyber Culture conveys Timothy Leary's vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority, independent thinking, individual creativity, and the empowerment of computers and other technologies. Leary's most important work since the '60s, this book includes over 100,000 words in 40 chapters, and 80 illustrations, as well as conversations with William Gibson, Winona Ryder, William S. Burroughs, and David Byrne.
Timothy Leary, the visionary Harvard psychologist who became a guru of the '60s counterculture, has reemerged as an icon of the new edge cyberpunks.
BLURBS #This book is about designing Chaos and fashioning your personal disorders: on screens - with cybernetic tools - from countercultural perspectives - with informational chemicals (Chaos drugs) - while delighting in cyberotics - as guerrilla artists - who explore de-animation alternatives - while surfing the waves of millennium madness to glimpse the glorious wild impossibilities and improbabilities of the century to come. Enjoy it! It's ours to be played with.
:-D Timothy Leary
Yes, he's back. At 72, the ex-Harvard professor who encouraged a generation to 'turn on, tune in, and drop out' now counts himself as a cyberpunk. 'The PC is the LSD of the 1990s,' he says."
:-) Time Magazine