Beat Generation

The origins of the Beat Generation can be traced to a group of students (KerouacGinsbergLucien Carr, Hal Chase & others) who in 1948 challenged their conservative, formulaic writing professors at Columbia University. The students discussed a need for a “New Vision” to counter old ideas. Beat culture became more than just literary freedom as it morphed into an exuberant mix of experimentation with drugs, Eastern religion, sexuality and the rejection of materialism.

Like, yeah man.