Speaker - Tim Jordan

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Tim Jordan has researched and published about both the effects of the Internet and about social movements, however his work is now on the cultures and politics created in new communicative practices arising from the new complex of information technologies that have arisen around technologies like the Internet and mobile phones. He recently worked on hacking communities to create an overview of hacking that includes cracking, free software/open source movement, hacktivism and the digital proletariat that was published in Hacking: digital media and technological determinism, Polity 2008. Jordan is currently exploring the world of massive multiplayer online games both as a player and analyst (Dark Age of Camelot and World of Warcraft). For social movement studies, he was a co-founder of the journal Social Movement Studies: journal of social, political and cultural protest, which is the only academic journal devoted to studying social movements that is housed with a major publisher (Taylor and Francis). Jordan also co-authored with Paul Taylor an extensive study of politically motivated hacking in Hacktivism: rebels with a cause, Routledge, 2004. Behind all these lurk interests in social theory, that occasionally see the light of day, and occasional other interests including a psychosocial reading of Pokemon.

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Battle of Ideas: Caught in the Web

11.01.08 | 01:22:07 min | 1 comment