Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman — review by Jamie Bartlett The story of Anonymous begins with members of 4chan getting dragged into an online fight with Scientologists, who had been trying to prevent people from sharing a bizarre video of its most famous adherent, Tom Cruise, online. The … More Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

‘White People’, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary about race, by José Antonio Vargas [Video]

+++++ Branching out +++++ • To learn more about what the term “white privilege” refers to, you can these articles here and here. • Watch the trailer for “Dear White People”, a 2015 film directed by Justin Simien: • Read this comic about priviledges by Jamie the ignorant American:  

Kenyan women create their own geek culture

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’ When a collective of female computer programmers in Kenya needed a name for their ladies-only club, they took their inspiration from the Japanese cult film Akira. “So akira is a Japanese word. It means energy and intelligence. And we are energetic and intelligent chicks,” says Judith Owigar, the … More Kenyan women create their own geek culture