Vindictive, politicized, conspiratorial, reckless: one need not agree with WikiLeaks’ modus operandi to acknowledge its service to democracy. Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens see in WikiLeaks indications of a new culture of exposure beyond the traditional politics of openness and transparency.
is a geographer and currently Fellow of the Waag Society in Amsterdam. He is a promoter of Open Knowledge and Free Software, and has been involved as a “FLOSSopher” (a “philosopher” of the Free/Libre and Open Source Software movements). He is on the eitorial board of the Eurozine partner journal Multitudes.