Hacking in the Humanities - Aaron Mauro

Hacking in the Humanities

Cybersecurity, Speculative Fiction, and Navigating a Digital Future

What would it take to hack a human? How exploitable are we? In the cybersecurity industry, professionals know that the weakest component of any system sits between the chair and the keyboard. This book looks to speculative fiction, cyberpunk and the digital humanities to bring a human — and humanistic — perspective to the issue of cybersecurity. Les mer
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What would it take to hack a human? How exploitable are we? In the cybersecurity industry, professionals know that the weakest component of any system sits between the chair and the keyboard. This book looks to speculative fiction, cyberpunk and the digital humanities to bring a human — and humanistic — perspective to the issue of cybersecurity. It argues that through these stories we are able to predict the future political, cultural, and social realities emerging from technological change.

Making the case for a security-minded humanities education, this book examines pressing issues of data security, privacy, social engineering and more, illustrating how the humanities offer the critical, technical, and ethical insights needed to oppose the normalization of surveillance, disinformation, and coercion.

Within this counter-cultural approach to technology, this book offers a model of activism to intervene and meaningfully resist government and corporate oversight online. In doing so, it argues for a wider notion of literacy, which includes the ability to write and fight the computer code that shapes our lives.

«Not just a ‘how to’ book, this is a ‘why to do it’ book for anyone who seriously uses digital tools for research. Important for those who analyze how things work in the digital realm, especially for academics in the humanities and social sciences, this book goes way beyond simple rules and delves into the deeper sources, and implications, of digital (in)security. Any careful cyborg (and we are all cyborgs!), needs to read this book. It is a matter of our digital well-being, which is just as important as our biological health.»

Chris Hables Gray, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

«Open, accessible, engaging, energetic, and enthusing – Hacking in the Humanitiesexplores essential impulses of today’s digital humanities in the context of their intellectual foundations, their current possibilities, and their necessary reflection of and in the human condition.»

Ray Siemens, University of Victoria, Canada
Preface
1. Human Exploits: An Introduction to Hacking and the Humanities
2. “Hack the Planet”: Pop Hackers and the Demands of a Real World Resistance
3. Academic Attack Surfaces: Culture Jamming the Future and XML Bombs
4. Supply Chain Attacks and Knowledge Networks: Network Sovereignty and the Interplanetary Internet
5.Cryptographic Agility and the Right to Privacy: Secret Writing and the Cypherpunks
6. Biohacking and Autonomous Androids: Human Evolution and Biometric Data
7. Gray Hat Humanities: Surveillance Capitalism, Object Oriented Ontology, and Design Fiction
Selected Bibliography
Index
Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Brock University, Canada.