anonymous the first internet-based superconsciousness…. anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. how do you know they’re a group? because they’re travelling in the same direction. at any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.
– Chris Landers. Baltimore City Paper, 2 april 2008.
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.
by Gabriella Coleman, shared with thanks 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 thought it might be a good idea to lay out in some detail where the connections between Anonymous and anarchism might lie, dispel a few myths, and ask some questions for further exploration.