Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book

Cover of the book @ Internet e # Rua (The internet and the street) -

Cover of the book @ Internet e # Rua (The internet and the street). Visit the website to buy it or download the e-book for free (pdf).

A new book on cyberactivism and mobilization on social networks, @ Internet e # Rua (The Internet and the Street) [pt] has been launched in Brazil. 

The authors, cyber activists and scholars Fabio Malini (@fabiomalini), from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and Henrique Antoun (@antounh), from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, sum it up:

Os protestos no Brasil e no mundo permitiram que a hipótese central deste livro se confirmasse: rua e rede se interpenetram e fazem emergir uma política colaborativa, direta e em tempo real. E possui relação intrínseca com as práticas de compartilhamento peer-to-peer, abertas pelas gerações ciberativistas das comunidades virtuais e grupos de discussão dos anos 80; pela radical cultura hacker do vazamento de códigos e informações que amplia o livre fluxo da informação; e pelas teias das páginas públicas virtuais da WWW.

The protests in Brazil and around the world have allowed for the confirmation of the core hypothesis of this book: street and web overlap and give rise to collaborative, direct and real-time politics. And [this] has an intrinsic relationship with the practices of peer-to-peer sharing which have been started by: the cyberactivist generations of virtual communities and discussion groups from the 1980s; the radical hacker culture of leaking code and information that enhances the free flow of information; and the networks of virtual public pages of the WWW.

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