Hi there fellow HASTAC community!
My name is izul from University of Rochester. I am a Ph.D. student in Visual and Cultural Studies program and my interests cover the use of code/software in the transformation of local/global cultures particularly in terms of postcolonial identities and geopolitics, digital and non-digital counterculture movements, and game studies.
As my first post, I would like to share this free e-book called Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?. It's a collection of 4 volumes, edited by Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen, based on collaborative research about theory and practice around 'digital revolutions' in a post-MENA (Middle East-North Africa) world. I just started reading them so do not have any opinion about this work yet, but what got me into this book is the explanation from the editors that this collection produces dialogues and conversations between digital natives, academic and research scholars, practioners, development agencies, and corporate structures to examine the nature and practice of digital natives in emerging contexts from the Global South. I think some of the people here might be interested in this kind of work too, that's why I post this information.
Here is the link for downloading the books.