Carolin Zieringer aus dem Anon-Team rezensiert für surveillance-studies.org das Buch „Kritische Kollektivität im Netz. Anonymous, Facebook und die Kraft der Affizierung in der Kontrollgesellschaft“ von Carolin Wiedemann. Insgesamt bietet “Kritische Kollektivität im Netz” einen guten, historisch eingebetteten und reflektierten Überblick über aktuelle Theoriedebatten, der auch einen Beitrag zur politischen Praxis leisten kann.
Ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit: Im Darknet seine Anonymität wahren. Ein Bericht bei Heise Online.
PhD-Candidate Randi Heinrichs, who is completing her dissertation as a research group member of the Anon-Project, published a review on Gabriella Coleman’s „Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower“. The book has stirred up quite some discussions on the nature of Anonymity, hacktivism and how to do reasearch on those topics. Randi concludes: By de-anonymizing the many faces of […]
This is one of the questions alongside which the current issue #8 of LIMN explores issues around online-„security“, cyber hacks and digital-leaks especially regarding their transformative potential. The self-described „scholarly magazine devoted to outlining contemporary problems“ features contributions also by members of the „Reconfiguring-Anonymity-Group“, namely Götz Bachmann and Paula Bialski. For readers interested in not-only-academic […]
Colloquium of the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology/ University Hamburg „Anonymous and confidential?! Practices dealing with identity and identifiability in data infrastructure.“ // „Anonym und streng vertraulich?! Praxisformen im Umgang mit Identität und Identifizierbarkeit in Dateninfrastrukturen“ Summer Term 2017 | Wednesdays 6-8 PM, Room 220 (Edmund-Siemers-Allee 11, ESA West) Chair: Anna Henke Everyone knows […]
“for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy
This panel at the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) annual conference in July 2016 addressed the issue of missing persons and unidentified bodies in various empirical contexts. Claiming that death is rather a process than a moment, papers addressed the question how such confrontations with ‚unusual‘ deaths are symbolically, socially, and politically negotiated.
Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places. Working with the traces strangers unwittingly leave behind, Dewey-Hagborg calls attention to the developing technology of forensic DNA phenotyping and the potential for a culture of biological surveillance. She will be in Berlin for an artist workshop on 18–19 August […]
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 […]