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TEDGlobal 2012 Gabrielle Coleman by Mind Map: TEDGlobal 2012
Gabrielle Coleman
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TEDGlobal 2012 Gabrielle Coleman

how do you become Anonymous?

just self identify

name is free to take

targets are not take random

they have reasons

New node

operation BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport)

operation india

street protests

ISP take down

operation Japan

against ainti piracy


event driven

when a target is choosen

weaknesses are exploited

they put on a good performance

a formidable PR machine: become a PR nightmare

Anonymous: one accomplishment

dramatise, annonimity, privancy, when they rapidly errode

visible and invisible

collosal attention, fear, admiration

#1 cyber security

difficult to see how many people are part of

do it for the team

respected fo polical

misinformation, propagate a load

add to mystique

who is Anonymous

many geeks

hackers form the hood

PHD scientist / students

diverse lot

share: they care to protect the internet

its a political force

a source for good?

be careful to hurt the internet, the internet might hurt you back


Gabriella Coleman uses ethnographic approaches to study online communities, hacker culture, and digital political activism.

who is anonymous?

hard to answer

not an organization

various group




security companies


arab revolutionairies





when they stoped payments to wikileaks


we are experieriencing technical difficulties with the feed

>>> resuming...


political transformation


scientology church

a secret vdieo starring tom cruise was leaked

church took action

Anonymous stroke back, site was hacked etc

dismantle the church for their own enjoyment

protest against church

political significance

internet judge actions of individuals

defend internet

free speech


who is Anonymous

its more than hackers

2011 summer of endless hacks

PBS: defaced

FBI: hacked

write press releases

design posters

hack sites

make video's


Gabrielle Coleman

Digital Anthropologist