ANON-Member Randi Heinrichs on „Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous“ by G.Coleman

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 […]

What does it mean to be a hacker these days? Anon Resarchers contribute to LIMN Issue #8

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 Hamburg „Anonymous and confidential?! Practices dealing with identity and identifiability in data infrastructure.“

  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 […]

cfp: The Anthropology of Whistleblowing

Is Edward Snowden a traitor? Or a hero? Is his disloyality to a sovereign power to be seen as anti-totalitarian resistance? Or does whistleblowing risk a dangerous system implosion? Do we actually want the system to implode? Those are critical, political questions that have arisen with the cases of Snowden and Assange, but that are […]