Spring 2008 Editor’s Note

Last December, with the release of the Fall 2007 issue of gnovis, I wrote “[though] these papers are somewhat disparate in topic, there is nonetheless much that they have in common: a vitality of purpose (…), a commitment to interdisciplinary rigor and ambition, and a distinct awareness of the relationship between the present and the past.” The same sentiment holds true for this Spring 2008 issue, as well, and I am pleased to say that I believe this is our strongest issue yet, thanks both to the increasing quality . . .

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Brad Weikel

Brad Weikel received his MA in Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) from Georgetown University in 2009. His thesis, "From Coding to Community: Iteration, Abstraction, and Open Source Software Development" argued that programming practices, particularly iterative workflows and abstraction models, can help explain both the success and struggles of open source software. His work was a technocentric complement to prior explanations from economists, lawyers, and political and cultural theorists. While writing his thesis, Brad blogged about his topic at OpenCulture.cc, where he has since continued blogging, more broudly, about collaborative production and the commons at large. Brad was Managing Editor of gnovis during the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 school years, and Creative Director in 2006/2007. He is currently the Web & Communications Coordinator for EarthRights International.