Gabriella Coleman (usually known as Biella) is an anthropologist, academic and author whose work focuses on hacker culture and online activism, particularly Anonymous. Gabriella Coleman’s work on Anonymous has led to her becoming a regular media commentator in addition to her academic publications.
HOPE X - Persecution of Information Activists
Barrett Brown and Anonymous: Persecution of Information Activists.
Barrett Brown, a Dallas-based writer and freelance journalist, was arrested in late 2012 and indicted several times on charges including the publication of a hyperlink. He was earlier pegged by the media as an “unofficial spokesperson” for the (...)
23 July 2014
Anon.UK Radio - Gabriella Coleman
Gabriella “Biella” Coleman and Anonymous Digital.
"As an anthropologist of the digital I tend not to treat digital media as exceptional, except when it comes to the few exceptions that seem to rub up against our traditional categories and methodological tools. Anonymous, the online entity seems to be one such (...)
15 July 2014
Anonymous, armée interconnectée et agent du chaos
« Notre étrangeté est libre » par Gabriella Coleman.
« Our Weirdness is Free » a été publié le 13 janvier 2012 dans le quinzième numéro de Triple Canopy, Negative Infinity, avec le soutien de la Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, le département des affaires culturelles et le conseil municipal de la ville de New York, ainsi (...)
14 janvier 2012
Anonymous, du lulz à l’action collective
L’anthropologue Gabriella Coleman, spécialiste reconnue des Anonymous, a été la première à suivre le phénomène. Dans cet article fleuve, elle dresse le portrait de ces nouveaux activistes. Traduction française par Élodie Chatelais.
Dans cet article, initialement paru en anglais et que nous rééditons (Owni.fr), (...)
12 décembre 2011
Is Anonymous Anarchy?
To what extent does Anonymous subscribe to anarchist thought?
Gabriella Coleman draws a parallel between the online hacktivist group and the black bloc.
For many, the political movement known as Anonymous conjures one thing and one thing alone: anarchy. I have now seen this association made so many times, I (...)
22 August 2011
Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action
If one spends time examining the political wings of Anonymous, it is clear that they have enough coherence, history, and ethical substance to separate them in some fashion from some other facets of 4chan or troll culture.
Taken as a whole, Anonymous resists straightforward definition as it is a name currently (...)
10 May 2011