Fred Turner (1961) is the Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University. He is the author of three books: The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (University of Chicago Press, 2013); From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (University of Chicago Press, 2006); and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (Anchor/Doubleday, 1996; 2nd ed., University of Minnesota Press, 2001). Before coming to Stanford, he taught Communication at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also worked for ten years as a journalist. He has written for newspapers and magazines ranging from the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine to Harper’s. (2020)
- Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory, New York: Anchor Books, 1996, viii+276 pp; 2nd ed., rev., as Echoes of Combat: Trauma, Memory, and the Vietnam War, University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
- From Counterculture to Cyberculture. Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, University of Chicago Press, 2006, x+327+16 pp.
- Aux sources de l'utopie numérique: de la contre culture à la cyberculture, pref. Dominique Cardon, Caen: C&F Editions, 2013, 430 pp. (French)
- Shu zi wu tuo bang: Cong fan zhu liu wen hua dao sai bo wen hua [数字乌托邦: 从反主流文化到赛博文化], trans. Xingzhou Zhang, Beijing: Dian zi gong ye chu ban she, 2013. (Chinese)
- The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 365 pp.
- Le cercle démocratique: le design multimédia, de la Seconde Guerre mondiale aux années psychédéliques, pref. Larisa Dryansky, trans. Anne Lemoine, Caen: C&F Editions, 2016, 381 pp. (French)
- "Where the Counterculture Met the New Economy: The WELL and the Origins of Virtual Community", Technology and Culture 46:3, Jul 2005, pp 485-512.
- "Burning Man at Google: A Cultural Infrastructure for New Media Production", New Media & Society 11:1-2, Apr 2009, 145-166; repr. in World Making: Media, Art and the Politics of the Global, eds. Patrice Petro, Lane Hall, and A. Aneesh, Rutgers University Press, 2011, pp 30-48.
- with James T. Hamilton, "Accountability Through Algorithm: Developing the Field of Computational Journalism", White Paper, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, 2009.
- with Daniel Kreiss and Megan Finn, "The Limits of Peer Production: Some Reminders from Max Weber for the Network Society", New Media and Society 13:2, Mar 2011, pp 243-259.
- with Sarah Cohen and James T. Hamilton, "Computational Journalism: How Computer Scientists Can Empower Democracy’s Watchdogs", Communications of the ACM 54:10, Oct 2011, pp 66-71.
- "The Corporation and the Counterculture: Revisiting the Pepsi Pavilion and the Politics of Cold War Multimedia", The Velvet Light Trap 78, Spring 2014, pp 66-78.
- with Christine Larson, "Network Celebrity: Entrepreneurship and the New Public Intellectuals", Public Culture 27:1, Jan 2015, pp 53-84.
- "On Accelerationism", Public Books, 1 Sep 2016, PDF. Nettime discussion.
- "Maschinentraüme", Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 4 Dec 2016, p 55. (German)
- "Millenarian Tinkering: The Puritan Roots of the Maker Movement", Technology and Culture 59:4, Supplement, Oct 2018, pp s160-s182.
- "What Was The Bauhaus? And What Can It Teach Us Today?", in Bauhaus Futures, eds. Laura Forlano, Molly Steenson, and Mike Ananny, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019, pp 25-41.