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

Leurs, MA, K.H.A. (Koen) K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl
Mon Feb 7 00:26:10 PST 2011


Dear all,

I know that Lisa Nakamura is working on 4chan too, following up her work
on racialization of virtual labor.

Best,

Koen.

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Hi,

So some other work to look out for:

Andres Monroy-Hernandez (and co-authors) are submitting a great article
on 4chan

http://www.mit.edu/~amonroy/

Mike Wesch has a forthcoming chapter that looks at the anti-celebrity
ethic among Anon. Also excellent.

http://ksuanth.weebly.com/wesch.html

Be on the look out for Luke Simcoe and Alex Leavitt who have also done
really great work on 4chan and Anonymous.

http://alexleavitt.com/
http://lukesimcoe.tumblr.com/

Kris Cohen has a great chapter on trolls in his dissertation
 
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/faculty/mitchell/students.htm#Kris%20Cohe
n

There is an edited collection The Offensive Internet that takes a look
at anonymity, harassment, and offensive speech and has great pieces but
generally fails to distinguish between behavior and the cultural
tradition/norms at play.

I have a chapter tracing the politics of spectacle from phreaks to
trolls coming out soon in an edited volume on social media and it should
be posted on my website when it is (there is a small bit on 4chan).

A piece of mine on Anonymous will come out here in about a month:

http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/tne/about


I might be missing some folks so I might be back later with more.

All best,
Gabriella


> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: Iain Smith <iainrobertsmith at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:38:13 +0000
> To: <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] Academic work on the website 4chan?
> 
> 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-sciento
> logy/
> 
> 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-tro
> lls-4c
> han-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_cas
> e_for_anon ymity_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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