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Mols Sauter

Mols Sauter is a research affiliate at the Berkman Center, and a doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a masters degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, where she is an affiliate researcher at the Center for Civic Media at the Media Lab.  Her research is broadly focused on hacker culture, transgressive digital activism, and depictions of technology in the media. Her research is situated in socio-political analyses of technology and technological culture.  She is author of The Coming Swarm, an analysis of the history and development of activist distributed denial of service actions, published by Bloomsbury.

She blogs at and tweets @oddletters


Oct 29, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

The Coming Swarm

Author Molly Sauter in discussion with Laurie Penny

In her new book, The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed…

Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

“LOIC Will Tear Us Apart”: The Impact of Tool Design and Media Portrayals in the Success of Activist DDOS Actions

Molly Sauter, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

This talk explores the role of tool design and media coverage in the relative success of Operation Payback and earlier activist Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) actions. This…

Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

This is Improbable

Featuring Marc Abrahams and other special guests

Marc Abrahams -- publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research, host of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, and author of several books (including his latest, This is Improbable:…

Feb 28, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

Cyberscholars Working Group

at MIT

This month's presentations will include: Mayo Fuster Morrell on Digital commons: How does governance shape collaborative communities (in term of scale of participation and…