IKOS PhD seminar: New Directions: Hacking: Methods, Politics, and Research

In this seminar, Gabriella Coleman will lead a discussion about researching hackers with a focus on her area of specialty: the politics of hacking. She will discuss methodological and analytical challenges common to the study of hacking, key findings about the nature of hacker politics, and areas of study, such as corporate hackers and nation state hacking, that are under-developed.

Gabriella ColemanFollowing up on the seminar on fieldwork from two weeks before we will  make the shift into the digital. For this occasion we are thrilled to introduce on of the most innovative and influential scholars in the field. Gabriella Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University and is the author of the best-selling Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso 2014), described as “the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under non-name Anonymous”.

Gabriella Coleman will be coming to the PhD-program at IKOS to talk about how to go about doing digital fieldwork, how to protect our sources and yourself etc. In connection with her visit to Oslo, there will also be an open talk at the House of Literature. More info to follow.


- From Internet Farming to Weapons of the Geek

- Gopher, Translator, Trickster


For all seminars we ask you to register some time advance in order to know how to organize the discussion and not least to order lunch.  Those of you who want to present something at the seminar should select which ones you are most interested in. Then we will find a commentator for you. If you are unsure what would be the most interesting context for your work, get in touch and we can discuss it.

Registration by email to: kari.andersen@ikos.uio.no. Please specify whether you want to present something or not.

ECTS points

Generally, you will get 1 ECTS point for attending the seminar, 2 ECTS points for a presentation or a comment. To complete the program you need to have presented and commented twice.

Published Dec. 18, 2017 3:01 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2018 12:57 PM