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Marsh Hall Taylor Auditorium 216, Pacific University

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Mar 3 2016
    How Anonymous (Narrowly) Evaded the Cyberterrorism Rhetorical Machine

    The Cheron Mayhall Lecture Series presents Gabriella Coleman

    "How Anonymous (Narrowly) Evaded the Cyberterrorism Rhetorical Machine"

    Anonymous—the masked activists who have contributed to hundreds of political operations around the world since 2008—were perfectly positioned to earn the title of cyberterrorists. In this talk Gabriella Coleman considers the various factors that allowed them to narrowly escape this designation.

    Thursday, March 3

    7 p.m.

    Marsh Hall 216

    Gabriella Coleman is a cultural anthropologist who holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University in Canada. She researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. She is the author of Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking as well as Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, winner of the 2015 Diana Forsythe Prize by The American Anthropological Association's Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing. More information at http://gabriellacoleman.org

    The Cheron Mayhall Lecture series features thought-provoking speakers who are invited to present iconoclastic yet feasible ideas on hot-button contemporary topics. Each speaker is encouraged to lay out detailed, evidence-driven arguments that will push the audience to think critically about 'received ideas' and what we collectively consider common sense. The lecture is followed by a robust question-and-answer session where students, staff, faculty, and community members can challenge the ideas presented in order to push the conversation to the next level. Formerly called the "In Your Face Lecture Series," previous speakers include: Will Potter, Theresa Williamson, Christian Parenti, Heather Rogers, and many more.

    Co-sponsors: The School of Social Sciences, The McCall Center for Policy Innovation, the Department of Politics and Government, The Anthropology/Sociology Club