At the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress (33C3) in Hamburg from 27 to 30 December 2016, Marcin Zarod (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw) gave a talk on “Hacking collective as a laboratory: Hackers’ knowledge studied by a sociologist of science”:
The talk presents findings from sociological investigation on hacking collectives. I will try to answer the question whether hacking collectives are laboratories, as seen by sociology of science. I will also show some peculiar traits of hacking collective, beneficial both for sciences and societies. Perhaps academia needs hackers more than it’s willing to admit?
A video of the talk is available from the Chaos Computer Club media repository.