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Gabriella Coleman

Professor Gabriella Coleman is the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, she teaches, writes, and researches on the ethics of computer hacking with a focus on open source software and the protest ensemble Anonymous. She is the author of Coding Freedom: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking published in 2012 with Princeton University Press and is currently working on a second book on the digital protest ensemble Anonymous. She regularly comments on digital activism, surveillance, free speech and censorship on the news. She has written for MIT Review, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, and the Index for Censorship. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Wired, and The Chronicle for Higher Education and she has been interviewed for the New York Times, CNN, the Guardian, and the BBC.

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September 1, 2016