New online journal *Re-public <*> has just
published the first* part* of its special issue "*Wiki politics*". The
issue explores how the use of new collaborative tools (wikis, blogs,
forums, mailing lists, podcasting, and videos) can transform the ways
politics are practiced. Articles include:

*McKenzie Wark: Gamer theory for collaborative knowledge production <*>

An interview with the author of *A Hacker's Manifesto* on how
wikipedia is an example of a new kind of social relation


*Geert Lovink - Theses on wiki politics
<* > Wikis reflect a culture of
pragmatic non-commitment, argues Geert Lovink. One edits, adds,
deletes, changes and quits. Then it is time to stand up, get a coffee,
smoke a cigarette, talk on the phone or chats, and return to the
screen againÂ…


*Trebor Scholz - What the MySpace generation should know about working
for free* <>

MySpace addicts formulate comments, tag, rank, forward, read,
subscribe, re-post media, link, moderate, remix, share, collaborate,
favorite, and write. what kind of *labor* is this, asks Trebor Scholz?


 *Michel Bauwens - P2P politics, the state, and the renewal of the
emancipatory traditions* <> Michel
Bauwens explores the possibilities opened up by P2P projects for
progressive politics, arguing that they could present an alternative
to neoliberal privatization, and to the Blairite introduction of
private logics in the public sphere.


All articles of *Re-public *are published with a Creative Commons
license and can be re-printed freely, by acknowledging their source.

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