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New online journal *Re-public

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 again

*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.