[Air-L] Academic work on the website 4chan?

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Sun Feb 6 06:32:11 PST 2011

Hi Iain,

You should definitely take a look at Gabriella Coleman's work (
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Gabriella_Coleman) on Anonymous
and get in touch with her for more information. She would be a great contact
for you.


Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology (English) and
CUNY Graduate Center (Interactive Technology and Pedagogy)
Project Director, CUNY Academic Commons <http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/>
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
http://mkgold.net    mattgold at gmail.com

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Iain Ros MacKenzie
<IRosMacKenzie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am curious to know if anyone on this list knows if there have been any
> pieces of academic work on the subject of 4chan and the phenomenon of
> anonymity on the Internet?  I've been doing some hunting of my own and have
> so far only found a TED presentation by the website's founder
> here<
> http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/christopher_m00t_poole_the_case_for_anonymity_online.html?awesm=on.ted.com_8Mmx
> >,
> newspaper articles, and of course the Wikipedia and Encyclopedia dramatica
> entries for the website, which, while interesting, will not be adequate (at
> least on their own) for the literature review section of my project.
> If anyone would be willing to point me in the right direction it would be
> much appreciated!
> Yours sincerely,
> Iain MacKenzie

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