[spectre] (fwd) Book of Anonymity – fresh from the press!

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Tue Apr 13 19:08:40 CEST 2021

*Book of Anonymity*


is now out with punctum books (released March 2021).

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.

Edited by the Anon Collective, the volume presents contributions by 
Anon, Götz Bachmann, Dwaipayan Banerjee, Solon Barocas, Aram Bartholl, 
Amelie Baumann, Paula Bialski, Andreas Broeckmann, Heath Bunting, Martin 
De Bie, Bureau d’études, Jacob Copeman, Abigail Curlew, Stéphane 
Degoutin, Simon Farid, Parastou Forouhar, Randi Heinrichs, Anna Henke, 
Michi Knecht, knowbotiq, Gertraud Koch, Julien McHardy, Helen 
Nissenbaum, Gerald Raunig, RYBN.ORG, Daniela Silvestrin, Thorsten Thiel, 
Transformella, Daniël de Zeeuw, and Nils Zurawski.

For more info, check the publisher's press release

or go to punctum books
to buy the printed volume or download the free Open Access version.

For further information and review copies, please, contact Julien 
McHardy <mail at julienmchardy.info>.

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