Benkler's optimistic 2007 book, The Wealth of Networks
, predicted that the Internet would bring people together and transform the way information is created and spread.
They analyze increased social engagement in disability, virtual and proximate libraries, the reach of open source software, unconnectedness in and within virtual worlds, a case for public informatics, virtual belief communities, the tyranny of the majority, redistribution of the wealth of networks
, the wishes of the willfully disconnected, and open resistance to the temptation to get connected.
Philip Leonard brings together London-based Canadian writer Cory Doctorow, Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks
and the developers of free and open-source software to consider the hybrid and distributed nature of contemporary subjectivity.
The wealth of networks
: How social production transforms markets and freedom.
Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks
is a comprehensive, informative, and challenging meditation on the rise of the "networked information economy" and its implications for society, politics, and culture.
Yochai Benkler, the author of "The Wealth of Networks
: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom," proposes a model in which the "networked public sphere," supplementing the older "hub and spoke" industrial model represented by the mass media, will alter the dynamics of key social communications processes.
LibriVox is an example of what the Yale legal scholar Yochai Benkler--author of The Wealth of Networks
, an influential analysis of "open source" economic networks--calls "commons-based peer production." It's a commons because it has no links to the marketplace in which goods and services are exchanged for money and because nothing is proprietary.
The Wealth of Networks
: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006) pages i-ix, 1-491.
In Professor Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks
, (1) he argues that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift of tremendous significance as we enter a new economic era in which production takes place through distributed networks.
The new LAC has promised to bring together a wealth of networks
New modes of social engagement are often seen to be resulting from Internet culture and one ramification of this development, Yochai Benkler argues in The Wealth of Networks
, is the promise of a non-hierarchised system of cultural production.
The Wealth of Networks
is Internet utopianism for grown-ups.