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Gabriella Coleman wins Prize for Hacker book

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In conjunction with the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW), the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing (CASTAC) awarded Media@McGill member, Professor Gabriella Coleman the 2015 Diana Forsythe Prize for her book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014).

Calling Professor Coleman's book "a powerful ethnography of the making and remaking of networked computational infrastructures and their animating publics and politics," CASTAC praises her for "opening new channels of thought into our technological present and characterizing new forms of politics in-the-making, [concluding that] this brave scholar and her vivid book deserve our highest prize."

Biella Coleman contributed a blog post to CASTAC, to explore a new topic: IRC and wild publics.

The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, or technology, including biomedicine.