WALL Exchange with Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous and the Politics of Leaking

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

WALL Exchange with Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous and the Politics of Leaking

Date:
October 20, 2016
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6:30 pm
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All Ages Welcome
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Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

WALL Exchange with Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous and the Politics of Leaking
Vogue Theatre
Thursday October 20th , 2016
Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30PM
General Admission
*Must arrive by 7:15 pm to be valid*
All Ages Welcome with Licensed Bar

Outlaw tactics. Vigilante justice. Website defacement. Data dumps. In this golden age of whistleblowing and leaking, Anonymous has displayed a knack for fomenting controversy and drawing attention to its actions due to their reliance on these unconventional forms of Internet-based political dissent. In her Wall Exchange lecture, Dr. Gabriella Coleman will provide a history of Anonymous’ crucial role in establishing a novel style of hacking-for-leaking: public disclosure hacks.

Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics, with a focus on the sociopolitical implications of the free software movement and the digital protest ensemble Anonymous.

She has authored two books, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking(Princeton University Press, 2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous(Verso, 2014), which was named to Kirkus Reviews’Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association. Her work has been featured in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes. Committed to public ethnography, she routinely presents her work to diverse audiences, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and has written for popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Slate, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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