The Amateur Library

Abstract Hacktivism

Author:

Otto von Busch & Karl Palmås

Publish Date:

2006

In this publication, Otto von Busch describes “hacktivism” in an abstract sense, relating it to phenomena such as shopdropping, craftivism, fan fiction, liberation theology, and Spanish social movement YOMANGO. Similarly, Karl Palmås examines how publications like Adbusters Magazine, as well as business theorists, have adopted a computer-inspired worldview, linking this development to the dot.com boom of the late 1990s.