[GTALUG] Seminar by Professor Grabriella Coleman at York on Tuesday

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at mimosa.com
Sun Jan 18 21:51:21 UTC 2015

I went to her talk at U of T on Friday and found it very interesting.
I imagine that Tuesday's talk is the same.


Unfortunately the York description is scant so I'm including the U of T 

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From: Dimitris Hatzinakos <dimitris at COMM.UTORONTO.CA>
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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:20:21 -0500
Subject: [GW-C] Seminar by Professor Grabriella Coleman, Friday Jan. 16


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Friday, January 16, 2015
12:00 noon
Room MC254 (5 King’s Colllege Road)
Professor Gabriella Coleman
McGill University

“Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous”

Anonymous, a group of hackers and activists came to the fore in 2008 when they
attacked the church of Scientology. Since then their collective action has come
up against corporations and supported the Arab revolutionaries. Coleman will
share her story of becoming an Anonymous confidante and interpreter. She talk
about the motivations of the group, the many facets of their culture, and the
increasing importance of hacker activism more generally.

Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological
Literacy at McGill University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she
researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. She is
the author of “Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking” published
by Princeton University Press and Hacker, Ho

Dimitrios Hatzinakos
Bell Canada Chair in Multimedia
Director, Identity, Privacy and Security  Institute (IPSI)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
dimitris at comm.utoronto.ca

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