My Green Card has finally arrived! More precisely, the “Welcome to the United States” notice has arrived. The actual Green Card machine is apparently being upgraded, so for the time being I am getting a temporary replacement card.
These exciting details notwithstanding, the Welcome notice is timely: in ten days, I am traveling to Zurich for the conference “Shaping Europe in a Globalized World? Protest Movements and the Rise of a Transnational Civil Society, ” organized by the Department of German, Zurich University. I am giving a talk on the panel about computer-based protest. My paper, based on my ethnographic fieldwork and media research in 2004-05, will analyze the campaign against software patents in the European Union.