We're All Hackers Now: Doing Global Democracy

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Title We're All Hackers Now: Doing Global Democracy
Author Stockwell, Stephen Edward
Publication Title CreateWorld 2008
Editor Allan Carrington, Kate Foy, Cat Hope, Ian Green
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Adelaide
Publisher Allan Carrington, University of Adelaide
Abstract A return to the Athenian model of democracy suggests that the techno-rhetorical skills and pro-active ethical attributes necessary for the work of the global citizen are inherent in the "hacker"ethos. Hacking was always more than the neo-criminal interference with computer systems suggested in the mainstream media. This paper argues that hacking extends to cover any militant and creative intervention into any aspect of the media flow. Thus arises the possibility of the citizen-hacker using the emerging social networking technologies and techniques on which the global information economy rests to create new forums for open deliberation and new forms of political and social organization.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://createworld2008.edublogs.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2008. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Conference name CreateWorld 2008
Location South Bank, Griffith University
Date From 2008-12-08
Date To 2008-12-10
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22953
Date Accessioned 2009-03-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Communication and Media Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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