The co-option of hacking

I noticed this in the foyer of Warwick’s sociology department this morning. I’d read about military recruitment of hackers in the US but hadn’t realized how widespread this co-option of hacking had become. I think it’s interesting to see the invocation of ‘hacking’ as part of the institutionalisation of data science in light of this (i.e. the view that data scientists are programmers and statisticians who can hack) – the meaning of ‘hacking’ is tied up in a broader set of issues which I don’t understand as well as I would like to.

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2 thoughts on “The co-option of hacking

  1. Grey hats have existed for ages – what I’d look at though is “Hackathon” it means “coders work for free a thon”

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