lördag 10 november 2012

FSCONS: Keynote: Weapons of the Geek


Keynote: Weapons of the Geek

Day
Saturday 10th of November, 2012
Start
14:00
End
15:00
Duration
1:00:00
Room
Room 1
What are the different elements – legal, ethical, and aesthetic – that have fed into the stellar success of the free and open source software movement? In this talk, drawing on material from my forthcoming book, I will discuss the unique elements within F/OSS that constitute it as a site of political action, and contextualize free software within a wider field of geek and hacker politics. I will conclude by marshaling this material to critically assess the concept of Web 2.0, which has so powerfully structured understandings of the politics and power of digital media.
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Acat, Anonymous, hackers, hacker etics, builders vs breakers, Craftmanship, Copyleft, freespaces - request for comments, BBSand IRC, free software project, Hack Lab, Hack Space, Free Software Confrerence.