Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

Hackers can be good

September 02nd, 2020

Human rights lawyer & activist and UBC adjunct professor Maureen Webb, who teaches national security law, rehabilitates computer hackers’ bad reputations in Coding Democracy: How Hackers are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism (MIT $39.95). She argues that hackers can be vital disruptors and that many are trying to ‘build out’ democracy into cyberspace. Her previous book was Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post -9/11 World (City Lights 2007). 978-0-262-04355-7

 

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