Special Issue, New Media & Society: Democratization of Hacking & Making (May 2014)

Deadline for submission of proposals: 1 May 2014
Contacts: aschrock@usc.edu and jhunsinger@wlu.ca

Research on hacker culture has historically focused on a relatively narrow set of activities and practices related to open-source software, political protest, and criminality. Scholarship on making has generally been defined as hands-on work with a connection to craft. By contrast, “hacking” and “making” in the current day are increasingly inroads to a more diverse range of activities, industries, and groups. They may show a strong cultural allegiance or map new interpretations and trajectories.

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