John Hopkins on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:53:13 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The Gentrification of Hacking: How yuppies hacked the

Did hacking -- as a re-action to both its pedigree and the edifice of 'acceptable' social behavior -- ever escape the gravitational field of its genesis in The Machine itself? Can hacking exist without The Machine? The ultimate socialization of hackers follows the typical trajectory of the human life-span: 'radical' anti-parental (reactionary) youth; fist-shaking, caffeine-drinking, reproductive middle age; passive old age. There are few exceptions that transcend, at the same time as being embraced by, the normative.


Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
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