Theresa Züger on resistance in the digital age
What do Edward Snowden, Aaron Swartz and Phil Zimmermann have in common? This episode is all about whistleblowers, activists and other people deliberately breaking the law for a specific ideological conviction. What are the parallels to for example the civil rights movement in the US, Ghandi, Rosa Parks or the anti-nuclear energy protests in Germany. And what's new?
Theresa Züger, researcher at HIIG, talks with Wouter about her research insights into practices and characteristics of digital disobedience. Listen to her sharing stories of encryption, hacking and whistleblowing.
In this episode:
- Theresa Züger's profile
- Her dissertation "Reload disobedience" (German)
- More publications by Theresa Züger
- Aaron Swartz (documentary)
- Phil Zimmermann (Article in the Guardian)