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Coleman's new book, Coding Freedom, receives commendable reviews

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Gabriella Coleman's new book, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press, 2012) has received strong reviews from the likes of Cyborgology, and Wired. Coleman's book draws on her three-year experience living among the hacker community of San Francisco's Bay Area to portray what it means to be a hacker - from a hacker's sense of humour to his or her political ideals. Praised as "ha[ving] something for everyone," Coding Freedom is at the cross section of anthropology, technology, communication, and political theory. Click on the links provided below to read this month's reviews:

"Want to Understand Open Source? Live with its Developers,"

"[Book Review] Coding Freedom: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking," Cyborgology

"Why Hackers Are So Much Funnier Than You Are," Wired Enterprise

Gabriella Coleman
is Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, and is a member of Media@McGill.