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Jamming i hakowanie jako praktyki oporu
Practices of resistances as jamming and hacking

Author(s): Kamil Lipiński
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Communication studies, Theory of Communication, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Sociology of Culture, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the specificity of semantic jammings based on emerging practices of subversion and wide -range of symbolic strategies adopted by hackers and pirates in order to oppose to the domination of cognitive capitalism. Aiming to reverse the established meanings, jammers or hackers oppose to an advent of cognitive capitalism and shed a new light on ambiguous status of piracy. Although their activity undermines copyright by using both practices of appropriations and internet hackings, nevertheless serves predominantly as the medium of freedom of speech. Referring to the battles fought between hackers and crackers during Balkan Wars and media hijacking in the area of Net -art, the author stresses that these two semantic contexts both explain the contemporary dynamics of countercultural competences and express the critical views on democratic sharing of knowledge.

  • Issue Year: 44/2015
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 202-213
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish