Limn – the Journal: Issue Number Eight: Hacks, Leaks, and Breaches, edited by Gabriella Coleman and Christopher M. Kelty – contains articles by Anon researchers Paula Bialski and Götz Bachmann, among many others. Check it out!
Our researcher/artist Aram Bartholl found a way to vacuum form – and thereby play with one of anonymity’s major symbols: the mask.
“for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy
The volume „Lessons from the Identity Trail. Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society, edited by Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves & Carole Lucock, assembles an array of interesting articles on the various aspect of anonymity, privacy and identity. It is free to access and to download. There have been few examples of interdisciplinary dialogue […]
Sylvain Firer-Blaess: The Collective Identity of Anonymous: Web of Meanings in a Digitally Enabled Movement Ph.D. thesis at Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies. From the abstract: The present dissertation explores the collective identity of the Anonymous movement. This […]
„Internetkollektiv Anonymous – Digitale Spaßguerilla oder Hacker mit Moral?“ A radio feature about the Anonymous internet collective; discussing a.o. the diverging strategies of Anonymous activists, some radically opposed to state institutions, some cooperating with them. The programme was screened on the German public station Deutschlandradio Kultur, 23. 5. 2016 (in German).
… by the Google Cardboard Plastic. … besides, an idea that RCA-related artist Aram Bartholl already realised in 2006, in different versions… like First Person Shooter and WoW.
Still, everything is being done to transform the opaque and anonymous consumer into a transparent and identifiable one. Sami Coll analyses consumer surveillance and it becomes clear why anonymity has little place in it. See: Sami Coll (2016) Discipline and Reward: The Surveillance of Consumers through Loyalty Cards, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 42(1)
Some members of our research group are involved in editing a special issue of the Organization Studies journal „Ephemera“: The Social Productivity of Anonymity. The submission deadline has passed, publishing date is some time in mid-2016. Issue Editors: Götz Bachmann, Michi Knecht and Andreas Wittel.