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 Anonymous, Coleman develops a multi-linear history of digital culture without unifying the inherent divergence. The book provides critical access to current socio-technical formations and offers potential starting points for subsequent analysis of the shift of contemporary regimes of doing and un-doing anonymity in digital cultures.

Want to know why? Read Randi’s full review online in spheres magazine

More info about the book, published by Verso:
Gabriella Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous, London/New York, Verso, 2014.