Gabriella Coleman

Gabriella Coleman

Trained as an anthropologist, Gabriella Coleman is Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. She examines the ethics of online collaboration/institutions and the role of the law and digital media in sustaining various forms of political activism. She has conducted ethnographic research on computer hackers in San Francisco and the free software project Debian. Her first book Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking is forthcoming with Princeton University Press and she is currently working on a new book on Anonymous and digital activism.

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