Biella Coleman Takes on Wikileaks, Hackers, and Anonymous Actions

“A lot of ink has been spilled to assess the ethics of Wikileaks and its impacts, and except to point at a few of the pieces, I won’t rehash them here,” writes Biella Coleman in the online journal Social Text.

Coleman, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communications, studies online collaboration and the role of law and digital media in political activism.

“…What I will highlight is the Drama (with a capital D) that is currently ongoing, one in which we the spectators are avidly watching, perhaps even participating as we tweet, blog, and wait to see what happens next.”

Read Coleman’s commentary and insight on Wikileaks and anonymous in these recent articles:

The Dramatic Face of Wikileaks (Social Text)

What It’s Like to Participate in Anonymous’ Actions (The Atlantic)

Episode 14: Rise of the Hacktivist (CBC Radio)