MCC-UE 1406 - Hacker Culture & Politics

This course takes as its object computer hackers to interrogate not only the ethics and technical practices of hacking, but to examine more broadly how hackers and hacking have transformed the politics of computing and the Internet more generally. We will examine how hacker values are realized and constituted by different legal, technical, and ethical activities of computer hacking-for example, free software production, cyberactivism and hactivism, cryptography, and the prankish games of hacker underground.

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