CCT212H5 • Hacker Culture

By subverting and re-appropriating technologies, hackers influence both the evolution of computing and the politics of digital media. Hacking contributes to shaping the future of entrepreneurship, free speech, surveillance, and intellectual property. The course will examine the cultural, social, and legal facets of hacking in fields ranging from software production to political activism and the hacker underground. It will be based on social science research on hackers as well as concrete examples of data re-appropriation and technology modification.

Social Science
In Class
Communication, Culture, Information and Technology