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17 Jul

Feminism and (Un)Hacking

Editors: Shaowen Bardzell, Lilly Nguyen, Sophie Toupin There has been a recent growth in interest in feminist approaches to practices like hacking, tinkering, geeking and making. What started off as an interest in furthering representations of women in the technical fields of computer science and engineering, often along the lines

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16 Sep

Peer production, disruption and the law

Editors: Steve Collins, Macquarie University and Angela Daly, Swinburne University of Technology The disruption caused by new technologies and non-conventional methods of organisation have posed challenges for the law, confronting regulators with the need to balance justice with powerful interests. Experience from the “disruptions” of the late 20th century has

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13 Aug

Shared Machine Shops: Beyond Local Prototyping and Manufacturing

Editors: Maxigas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Peter Troxler (International Fab Lab Association, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) In the last years we have witnessed an incredible proliferation of shared machine shops in a confusing number of genres: hackerspaces, makerspaces, Fab Labs and their more commercial counterparts such as TechShops, co-working

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04 Dec

Value and Currency in Peer Production

Edited by: Nathaniel Tkacz, Nicolás Mendoza and Francesca Musiani. Peer production has often been described as a ‘third mode of production’, irreducible to State or market imperatives. The creation and organisation of peer projects takes place without ‘managerial commands or price signals’, without recourse to bureaucratic apparatuses or the logic

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21 Jun

The Critical Power of Free Software: from Intellectual Property to Epistemologies?

Edited by: Maurizio Teli and Vincenzo D’Andrea From the perspective of social organization, Free Software can be conceived as a form of critique by adaptability and modifiability, as pointed out by anthropologist Christopher Kelty [Two Bits, 2008], standing outside institutionalized forms of power and providing working alternatives as critical tools.

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01 Jun

Expanding the frontiers of hacking

Deadline: July 20, 2011 Bio-punks, open hardware, and hackerspaces Edited by: Johan Söderberg and Alessandro Delfanti Call: 500-word abstract Both theoretical and empirical contributions accepted During the past two decades, hacking has c buy viagra super active hiefly been associated with software development. This is now changing as new walks

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