Anon Collective - Book Of Anonymity

# Description

Anonymity is highly contested, marking the limits of civil liberties and legality. Digital technologies of communication, identification, and surveillance put anonymity to the test. They challenge how anonymity can be achieved, and dismantled. Everyday digital practices and claims for transparency shape the ways in which anonymity is desired, done, and undone. The Book of Anonymity includes contributions by artists, anthropologists, sociologists, media scholars, and art historians. It features ethnographic research, conceptual work, and artistic practices conducted in France, Germany, India, Iran, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. From police to hacking cultures, from Bitcoin to sperm donation, from Yik-Yak to Amazon and IKEA, from DNA to Big Data — thirty essays address how the reconfiguration of anonymity transforms our concepts of privacy, property, self, kin, addiction, currency, and labor. Punctum Books



-    A - Intro    
    Toward a Kaleidoscopic Understanding of Anonymity    
    Artistic Research on Anonymity    

-    B - Reconfiguration    
    Anonymity and Transgression: Caste, Social Reform, and Blood Donation in India    
    Anonymity: The Politicisation of a Concept    

-    USAE    
    Big Data’s End Run around Anonymity and Consent    
    A List of Famous Artists Who Used to Be Invigilators    
    Anonymity as Everyday Phenomenon and as a Topic of Research    
    Anonymity on Demand: The Great Offshore    

-    C - Assault    
    DNA Works! Merging Genetics and the Digital Realm    
    Sanitary Policy and the Policy of Anonymity: Observations on a Game on Endocrine Disruptors    
    Where Do the Data Live? Anonymity and Neighborhood Networks    
    Fraught Platform Governmentality: Anonymity, Content Moderation, and Regulatory Strategies over Yik Yak    
    Anonymity: Obsolescence and Desire    
    Policing Normality: Police Work, Anonymity, and a Sociology of the Mundane    

-    D - Weapon    
    Amazonian Flesh: How to Hang in Trees during Strike?    
    Proximity, Distance, and State Powers: Policing Practices and the Regulation of Anonymity    
    Dual Reality: (Un)Observed Magic in the Workplace    
    A Provisional Manifesto for Invigilator-Friendly Artworks, or Your Artwork Is an Invigilator’s Labor Conditions: Informally Sourced from Security Guards at an Art Gallery in Central London    
    Care or Control? Police, Youth, and Mutual Anonymity    
    She Remembers    

-    E - Delight    
    Collective Pleasures of Anonymity: From Public Restrooms to 4chan and Chatroulette    
    Transformella Malor Ikeae: InnerCity Ikeality []    
    Longing for a Selfless Self and other Ambivalences of Anonymity: A Personal Account    
    Speak their Endless Names    
    Bitcoin Anonymous? Of Trust in Code and Paper    
    Anonymity Workshop