Apr 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ARTS 6560 - Hactivism

This course explores the history, methods, and goals of hackers with special attention paid to their role in social movements. It broadly interprets the term “hacktivism” to include computer hacking, media hacking, and “reality hacking” in the service of social change. Students will gain an understanding of how and why hackers have emerged as a major social force. Graduate students will produce an ethnographic record and analysis of a publicly recognized hacking event or figure. 

When Offered: Upon availability of instructor.

Cross Listed: ARTS 4560 Hactivism.

Credit Hours: 4

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