The participatory art workshop will travel along the Thames River, starting at the Westminster Pier to Trinity Buoy Wharf. The themed party is held by the London-based gallery arebyte and creative think-tank DesearchRepartment, and will present a series of “playful and satirical activities designed to provoke their re-evaluation of human rights and contemporary global politics.”
In addition to the ‘interactive pedagogical’ games, there will also be a guest lecture by Blaise Otium, a ‘post-media savant’ who will speak about the rapid changing political and physical landscape of our world.
Hiding behind a mask, a distorted voice or a hood while using a dark threatening tone may not be the best way to defend an ideal, and if we forget the “virtual” asset of its nature, Anonymous could easily be considered a scary threat. Its lack of hierarchy or any sort of organized structure make it even more mysterious… so allow me to mentally masturbate about this movement which dates back to 2003 when it’s believed to be the “formal” beginning of this entity.
In January 2008 the Project Chanology takes big A to the next level. The ethereal yet somehow organised community found a renown enemy: The Church of Scientology. For the first time Anonymous are cataloged as a raising group of hackivists with the uploading of a video to Youtube harshly criticizing Scientology’s actions then followed by DDoS attacks and finally, non-violent protests.
Their actions have quickly become our morning news and when one day you wake up reading an attack to multinational (like the popular Sony payback operation) the following is a public institution or a government. They’ve long-claimed to be guardians of Internet’s freedom of expression… but it was during the Wikileaks storm and last year’s Arab Spring rising that their actions became mainstream. Continue reading Incognito society