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 […]
Are you feeling watched? Then check out the documentary by rbb Fernsehen on the exhibition ‚Watched‘ about Surveillance and Phototgraphy (until 23/04/17 | CO Berlin), also featuring our researcher Dr. habil. Nils Zurawski talking about surveillance, anonymity and its politicality [4:40]:
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 […]
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
J. Nathan Matias writes in The Real Name Fallacy: „People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced consequences for their actions? Yet the balance of experimental evidence over the past […]
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.
The way in which the contemporary art world deals with artists‘ names seems diametrically opposed to strategies of anonymity. The name of the artist operates as key marker for an identity, an oeuvre, a style, a product line, a brand. The Viennese gallery festival by_vienna (9 Sept – 15 Oct 2016 ), initiated and organized […]
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 […]