Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Crowds and Communities: an internet discussion

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  • nzlemming,

    You going to toss your hat in the ring for Neil Walter's job? ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2934 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    You going to toss your hat in the ring for Neil Walter's job? ;-)

    I feel my role is more of a creative one than a job of governance.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Nice comeback

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2934 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    Hacker politics is an interesting subject*. Some hacktivism is clearly ethical in tone (ie Wikileaks) and encourages corporate and governmental accountability, which enhances democratic depth. On the other hand, I've yet to witness the sort of hacktivism that disables possible threats to privacy and individual freedom like CCTV and other surveillance technologies, especially in places like authoritarian societies with grossly impaired human rights and civil liberties. Some hackers seem to merely be cybervandals.

    *Bruce Sterling's Hacker Crackdown comes recommended...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Ana Simkiss,

    This Wired Article (in several parts) is a great primer on Anonymous: http://m.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/anonymous-101/all/1

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the crowdsourced creativity of the Star Wars Uncut project

    I was gonna post that on the Robots Capture thread,
    but didn't get round to it...
    it is fun

    I see boingboing has a new knitted dalek...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I see boingboing has a new knitted dalek...

    Oddly disturbing!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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