Hacktivists Team Ghost Shell have accessed over fity university servers and released data on pastebin.com. The data release was not a pure invasion of privacy or act of data mining for identity theft, it was a political act, a cyber-equivalent of
Reading the online news today, I found mainstream media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) anniversary using images and metaphors to frame Occupy as unstable and barely intact. Media reporting alone might lead some readers to believe that Occupy
An article about my initial research on the Indonesian Occupy movement has been published in Critical Quarterly. The abstract (and article for those with access) is available here: Oman-Reagan, Michael P. 2012 Occupying cyberspace: Indonesian cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street.
In “Occupy Online: Facebook and the Spread of Occupy Wall Street,” Caren & Gaby (2011) propose that “Facebook is potentially less relevant to the Occupy movement than to other movements, and is likely to become less relevant as the movement
On October 17th, 2011 Anita Rachman of the Jakarta Globe published an article with the headline “Occupy Jakarta? We Might if We Knew We Were Being Invited.” In the article, Rachman suggests that the lack of events organized by a
In The Hacker Ethic, Pekka Himanen argues that the hacker community’s values are a “general social challenge” which include “the goal of getting everybody to participate in the network and to benefit from it, to feel responsible for longer term
In what I have reason to believe is a new campaign from the Yes Men, a web site has launched announcing a free trade-in program for the iPhone 4cf, a new “conflict free iPhone.”
OGMA releases his his first album. His ecstatic music can be heard on myspace.
Using a tactic that was also used by the military dictatorship in Burma, New York University has cut off internet access to students who are occupying the school. This is another example of corporate powers disabling network access to prevent
Are there thoughts that are not permitted by the software of the brain? Human rights depend on Animal rights. We can never have liberation of humankind without the same for all of animalkind. So long as we enslave, we will
A post on _Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_ titled “_Emily is Not Real_: Uncanny Valley vs The Digital Übermensch” refers to my paper “Mapping the Temples of Cyborgism” and uses the graphic I created to illustrate an expansion of Mori’s map of the
From the New York Times article: Thousands of South Korean students, mainly networking through the Internet, immediately took to the streets, followed by a broader uproar. The uprisings and protest in South Korea are a great example of the power