This panel posits that tactics utilized by the hacker network(s) often identified as Anonymous are a response to the terrifying, creative and destructive processes of modernization. We will discuss Anonymous’ history of exploiting the idealized “democratizing” technologies of social networking sites, as well as their GIF, image-macro, and Internet-prank-art, especially in light of recent spillover IRL within the Occupy movement, as a practice of revolutionary cultural production.
- Rene Abythe, USA rhizome.org/editorial/2011/dec/08/artist-profile-rene-abythe
- Jon Cates, Associate Professor Film, Video, New Media and Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA
- Paul Lloyd Sargent, USA. Freelance Media Educator, various arts education organizations including Chicago-based CeaseFire and After School Matters. recycledcarbon.com/cv.html
- Marco Deseriis, Italy, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy