Hacking in the public interest: Authority, legitimacy, means, and ends

@article{Powell2016HackingIT,
  title={Hacking in the public interest: Authority, legitimacy, means, and ends},
  author={Alison Powell},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={600-616}
}
The cultural appropriation of ideas about hacking and opening knowledge have had significant impact on ways of developing participation in creating public interest knowledge and knowledge commons. In particular, the ideal of hacking as developed through studies of free and open source (F/OS) has highlighted the value of processes of participation, including participatory governance, in relation to the value of expanded accessibility of knowledge, including knowledge commons. Yet, these means… CONTINUE READING
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