In Lulz We Trust

A session at Webstock 2012

Friday 17th February, 2012

10:10am to 10:50am (NZMT)

Agents of activism and naughty mischief, Anonymous has been a constant fixture in the news due to their blizzard of interventions from taking down half a dozen websites in a single day to protest web censorship to assisting the historic revolutions in the Middle East and Africa. Drawing on three years of serious ethnographic research (re: chatting online, a lot), this talk will visit few of their major operations in order to address the political significance of their tactics and most especially, the lulz.

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Gabriella Coleman

Gabriella aka Biella // Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy @ McGill U / Anthropology of Free Software, Anonymous, hackers etc. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:10am10:50am NZMT

Date Fri 17th February 2012


Main auditorium, Wellington Town Hall

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