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Technology, Time, and the Future of Work: Professor Turner joins NPR host Krys Boyd to discuss the established workday patterns that the pandemic upended – and how workers can wrestle back control of the clock from their employers. They also discuss his article in the New York Times is “You Call This ‘Flexible Work’?

May 18, 2023

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Stanford University Professor Fred Turner  and Photographer Mary Beth Meehansat sat down with Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita to discuss their book, “Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America”, Yahoo Finance, September 7, 2021.

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Video discussing Fred Turner and Photographer Mary Beth Meehan’s New Book: Seeing Silicon Valley, Stanford, May 4, 2021.

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Fred Turner in conversation with Daniel Denvir: Counterculture to Cyberculture, The Dig, March 26, 2021.

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Fred Turner in conversation with Tristan Harris: When Media Was for You and Me, Your Undivided Attention, August 6, 2020.

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Public Books 101 Podcast: Origins of the Internet with Charlton McIlwain and Fred Turner, Columbia Libraries Podcasts, July 20, 2020.

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Fred Turner in conversation with Douglas Rushkoff: Beyond the Master Plan, Team Human, October 17, 2018.

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Fred Turner on Cyberculture and The Democratic Surround, Entitled Opinions with Robert Harrison, KZSU, June 7, 2018.

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Fred Turner in conversation with Russ Altman: 1960s Communes & Today’s Social Media, Stanford Radio, May 19, 2018.

“Media Against Fascism: From World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties”, Talks at Google, May 11, 2018.

Fred Turner’s keynote lecture » The New Man: From Bauhaus to Silicon Valley, projekt bauhaus, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, December 2, 2017.

Fred Turner’s Conversations at the Interval talk: “Technology & Counterculture from World War II to Today”, Long Now Foundation, Novermber 15, 2016.

Fred Turner’s keynote address on Network Celebrity and the New Public Intellectuals, Society for United States Intellectual History Conference, Stanford University, October 13, 2016.

Fred Turner’s talk on Media and Facism: From World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties, Chicago Humanities Festival, February 2, 2016

Fred Turner’s talk “The Democratic Surround and the Forgotten History of Multimedia,” Triennale di Milano, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy, 2015.

Fred Turner talks with Berlin’s Andreas Bick about Silicon Valley and the 1960s counterculture, May 2014.

Video of Fred Turner’s HTNM Lecture on The Democratic Surround, Berkeley Center for New Media, November 13, 2014.

Fred Turner delivering the Class Day Lecture at Commencement, Stanford University, June 14, 2014.

Fred Turner talking about The Democratic Surround, Stanford University, February 1, 2014.

Fred Turner in conversation with Howard Rheingold about The Democratic Surround, January 31, 2014.

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Fred Turner in conversation with Erik Davis, Progressive Radio Network, January 26, 2014.

The Democratic Surround
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Fred Turner in conversation with Clay Shirky about The Democratic Surround, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, December 5, 2013.

Fred Turner in his office
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Fred Turner lecturing on “The Family of Man and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America”, McGill University, March 19, 2013.

Fred Turner lecturing on “Burning Man at Google: A Cultural Infrastructure for New Media Production?”, Stanford University, January 14, 2011.

Fred Turner talks with Bernd Scherer about From Counterculture To Cyberculture at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. July 7, 2013.

Fred Tuner: Keynote - From Counter-culture to Cyberculture, deutsche Version, July 2013


Fred Turner, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold discuss “From Counterculture to Cyberculture: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog", Stanford University, November 9, 2006.