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Gabriella Coleman - Anonymous Hackademic

by Music Tech Fest | MTF Podcast

Gabriella Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship covers the politics, cultures, and ethics of hacking. She is the author of two books on computer hackers and the founder and editor of Hack_Curio, a video portal into the cultures of hacking (you can learn more about the project here).

Coleman is the world’s leading expert on Anonymous. Her book ‘Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy’ is the defining work on the topic, and her interest in hackers grew out of an interest in religious cultures and a discovery of open source software. She has some warnings about our world that is increasingly software based, some reassuring takes on how we should behave in response to that, and an understanding of what it means to have secrets these days.

Gabriella Coleman online

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