Hector Postigo is a Ph.D. Associate Professor, Klein College of communication temple University. My research focuses on new digital media. Specifically, I study video game culture and online environments and I’m pursuing two lines of research. The first line of research focuses on value production on the internet. I was one of the first researcher to study video game fan communities that make valuable modi cations to popular PC games (modders). The second line of research is a study of social movements and their use of hacking and social networking technologies. My work on social movements is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.