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Speaker: Gabriella "Biella" Coleman

Gabriella Coleman is a professor of Anthropology that works on the cultures of hacking.

Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship covers the politics, cultures, and ethics of hacking. She is currently working on a book of essays about hackers and the state and is putting the finishing touches on Hack_Curio: a curated ensemble of hacker-related videos accompanied by short reflections about the featured clip. The site will launch in the late fall of 2019.

She has authored two books, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014), which was named to Kirkus Reviews’Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association.