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 trope of craft – as an engaged, wholly material practice – as a way to enact trickery.
The talk can be watched by clicking on the following link, or the one above (I’m trying to figure out how to embed it into wordpress)
Gabriella Coleman, March 11, 2014
Hi I just finished watching the talk, didnt know or had not heard of Hammond’s story before, interesting nonetheless.