Dr. Gabriella (Biella) Coleman, PhD is an author and cyber-anthropologist, who researches, writes, and teaches on the culture and ethics of computer hackers and digital activism.
Her recently released book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, delves into the varied sets of ethics and philosophies behind the anti-movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists who operate under the collective pseudonym “Anonymous”.
Her first book, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking explores the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement and the ethics behind hackers’ devotion to F/OSS, the social codes that guide its production, and the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
Dr. Gabriella (Biella) Coleman, PhD. holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University.