Conference Speakers, 2013
Panel 1: Hacktivisim and Democracy-Building: Good or Bad?
Gabriella (Biella) Coleman is the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Art History and Communication Studies Department at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on hackers and digital activism. Her first book on Free Software, “Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking” has been published with Princeton University Press and she is currently working on a new book on Anonymous and digital media under contract with Verso. You can find out more about her work here: http://gabriellacoleman.org/
Stefania Milan is Assistant Professor of Data Journalism at the Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Stefania holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. She researches at the intersection of digital technology and society, looking at social movements, radical Internet activism, digital research methods, the politics of code, and emancipatory communication practices. She enjoys connecting between research with poicy and action. Stefania taught communications governance, digital technologies, and digital research methods at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and at the Central European University, Hungary. She is also a journalist, and has worked in international media outlets such as the Inter Press Service and has been involved in media activism projects. Currently, she is an advisor to the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, working on citizen participation and Internet governance issues. Her co-authored textbook Media/Society was published by Sage in 2010. Her new book, Wiring Social Movements, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.
Panel 2: Cyberwarfare: State and Non-state Actors
Seth Hardy is a Senior Security Analyst at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Prior to the Citizen Lab, he worked for a large anti-virus vendor. Seth has worked extensively on analysis of targeted document-based malware and AV evasion methods, as well as other topics including provably secure cryptography, random number generators, and network vulnerability research. Seth has spoken at a number of security conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON, SecTor, and the CCC. He holds degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Tim Jordan is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, leading development there of analysis of digital culture. He is a member of two departments, Culture, Media and Creative Industries and Digital Humanities. Tim has been involved in analysis of the social and cultural meaning of the internet and cyberspace since the mid-1990s. His recent work has been about communication and the internet, published in Internet, Society, Culture; communicative practices before and after the internet (2013) and has previously published: Hacking: digital media and technological determinism (2008), Cyberpower (1999) and, with Paul Taylor, Hacktivism and Cyberwars (2004). Tim is co-editor with Joss Hands and Jodi Dean of a forthcoming book series with Pluto Press called Digital Barricades and is working on a book on the politics of information for this series. He has also played a role in analysing social movements and popular protest with Activism!: direct action, hacktivism and the future of society (2002), as co-editor of Storming the Millennium (1999, with Adam Lent) and as a founding editor of the Taylor and Francis journal Social Movement Studies. In addition to his books on social movements and internet cultures, Tim has published on Pokemon, surfing and technology and social theory.
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