Frictions that slow, frictions that spark

I'm delighted that the latest article from Tim and my Mapping Movements project is out, Harbouring Dissent: Greek Independent and Social Media and the Antifascist Movement. It's been a long wait, and there are a few sections which I'm sure need updating, but I'm still very glad that it's finally public: Abstract: This article examines … Continue reading Frictions that slow, frictions that spark

Anarchist and anti-capitalist approaches to feminism

At the first AdaCamp, I noticed that quite a few participants were talking about a politics of openness, drawing on their experiences of 'open stuff' (primarily free and open source software politics), but without necessarily having the background to connect this to other political threads that might be relevant. This is understandable: not only are … Continue reading Anarchist and anti-capitalist approaches to feminism

Anarchist perspectives on feminism: further reading

Several people requested more reading to accompany my talk on anarchist perspectives on feminism. This isn't intended to be a comprehensive list: the goal is just to provide a few starting points for reading, most of which can be found online. For explanations of anarchism and anarchafeminism: Emma Goldman's Anarchism: what it really stands for … Continue reading Anarchist perspectives on feminism: further reading

The protections of statehood and hacker armies

This has also been posted to the Geek Feminism blog. Lately, I've seen quite a few claims that hackers are persecuted minority floating through my streams. It's not hard to believe, when we've seen the affects that the aggressive prosecution of Aaron Swartz had, that one of the hackers who helped to bring attention to … Continue reading The protections of statehood and hacker armies

Free and open source software and ‘the anarchist-libertarian ethic’

Joseph Reagle's recent paper on sexism within the free and open source software (FOSS) movement, 'Free as in sexist?': Free culture and the gender gap, makes an important contribution to our understanding of FOSS, and particularly to those who want to build a movement which is more diverse and welcoming. However, I do feel that … Continue reading Free and open source software and ‘the anarchist-libertarian ethic’