The UOC - Open University of Catalonia - the Global Online University - Conference on the Hacker Ethic

Professor Pekka Himanen, one of the internationally best-known experts of the information age will give a lecture on "The Hacker Ethic: The Way Forward after the Current Global Economic Crisis." Himanen is an IN3 visiting professor, and during his stay at the institute, he directed a research seminar on the hacker ethic. The conference will take place on 2 November at 18h, at the UOC's Barcelona Regional Centre (Rambla de Catalunya, 6). The event is open to the public.

Barcelona, Spain, November 01, 2009 --( The aim of the conference is to analyze the hacker ethic and how to aid in creating a more sustainable culture after the current worldwide economic crisis.

About the lecturer
Himanen´s books on the information age have been published in 20 languages from Asia to America (English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Croatian, Estonian, Swedish and Finnish). His book The Hacker Ethic has been on the bestseller list in the United States.

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