In March, Gabriella Coleman gave a talk at the UCL Centre for Digital Anthropology drawing on her research with the activist (non)collective Anonymous. Her talk, entitled Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery, linked Anonymous activists to the anthropological archetype of the trickster, and developed the
The articles in the Virtual issue of Cultural Anthropology, on the virtual form, are available open access: here, with previous articles by Chris Kelty and Gabriella Coleman, amongst others, plus an interesting discussion on the digital, research methods and anthropology.
Alan Moore, the author of V for Vendetta on how his creation has become an inspiration and identity to Anonymous. And check out Gabriella Coleman’s latest piece about Anonymous, Our Weirdness is Free.