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

Alex Leavitt alexleavitt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 10:43:12 PST 2011


I emailed Iain directly, but for those interested, there's also  Ray
Vichot's MA thesis, "" Doing it for the lulz"?: online communities of
practice and offline tactical
media<http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/28098>
."

Alex

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On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Iain Smith <iainrobertsmith at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Iain,
>
> As Matt Gold suggests, Gabriella Coleman's work would be very useful.
> You can listen to her talk on the topic at the following address
> http://thenexthope.org/talks-list/ and there are a series of videos at
> http://turbulence.org/blog/2010/04/13/free-speech-anonymous-vs-scientology/
>
> Other academic work in the area that I have come across:
>
> Alex Bair has a paper on Anonymous from an anthropological perspective
> http://www.isu.edu/~holmrich/senior_symposium/seniors2008.pdf#page=47
>
> Bill Kirkpatrick has an In Media Res post
>
> http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2010/08/23/please-feed-trolls-4chan-and-vernacular-media-policy
>
> Henry Jenkins has a post on his blog (from an anonymous grad student)
> http://henryjenkins.org/2008/04/anon.html
>
> Whitney Philips is a PhD student in Oregon doing some work on trolling
> and 4chan although I'm not sure if she has published any of it yet
>
> Hope that is helpful!
>
> Iain
>
> -----------------
> Dr Iain Robert Smith
> Lecturer in Film
> Department of Media, Culture and Language
> Roehampton University
> London  SW15 5SL
> Email: Iain.Smith at roehampton.ac.uk
>
>
>
>
> On 6 February 2011 14:15, 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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