skip to content
Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous

Author: E Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: London : Verso, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets."Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Gabriella Coleman
ISBN: 9781781685839 1781685835
OCLC Number: 1003247664
Notes: index includes.
Description: 452 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Gabriella Coleman.

Abstract:

"Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets."Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside-outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book.The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters--such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu--emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of "trolling," the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of "the lulz.""--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1003247664> # Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "1003247664" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/xxk> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/364.168/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Topic/internet_political_aspects> ; # Internet--Political aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Organization/anonymous_group> ; # Anonymous (Group)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Topic/hacktivism> ; # Hacktivism
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Person/coleman_e_gabriella_1973> ; # E. Gabriella Coleman
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2014" ;
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description ""Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets."Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside-outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book.The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters--such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu--emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of "trolling," the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of "the lulz.""--"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2073145052> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous"@en ;
   schema:productID "1003247664" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781685839> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1003247664> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Person/coleman_e_gabriella_1973> # E. Gabriella Coleman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1973" ;
   schema:familyName "Coleman" ;
   schema:givenName "E. Gabriella" ;
   schema:name "E. Gabriella Coleman" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2073145052#Topic/internet_political_aspects> # Internet--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Internet--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781685839>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1781685835" ;
   schema:isbn "9781781685839" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.