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Coding Freedom by E. Gabriella Coleman

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PART II

CODES OF VALUE

FIGURE 3.1. WTFs/minute

Credit: Thom Holwerda.

Anthropologists often focus on cultural value—those ethical, aesthetic, and political attributes of social life that a group has come to deem important, and that ultimately help define it as distinct from other groups. The next two chapters tackle the question of cultural value as a starting point to address a host of questions about hacker technical and cultural production along with the tensions that mark hackers’ social dynamics, collaborative practices, and organizational ...

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