Professor Jonathan Sterne, whose research focuses on the convergence between media technologies and sound, gives a historical account of the Quebec student protesters' banging of pots and pans in today's The Globe and Mail.
In his opinion piece, Professor Sterne writes how the students' choice of protest against tuition hikes - taking to the streets of Quebec and banging casseroles - comes from a long history of cacophony as a call for order, beginning with the tradition of charivari.
In its newest issue, the self-proclaimed scholarly journal-cum-art magazine, Limn, features an in-depth article by assistant professor Gabriella Coleman on her interactions with Anonymous. The article etitled, 'Am I Anonymous?', offers a glance into the communications and social interactions of the international hacktivist group and what it takes to become a member. It can be read at the following link: http://limn.it/am-i-anonymous/
Gabriella Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill, redefines the limited dual perspectives (bold guardians of freedom vs. internet terrorists) that are generally used to describe the online hacktivist group Anonymous in an article published today by Al Jazeera English.