08-04-2011 mag 3 /
Anonymous: activism in a new media environment

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Anonymous: activism in a new media environment

Abstract:
The article focuses on the tension between institutionalized media users and a growing amount of hacker genres that claim the “media environment” as “a venue for participation, speech, interaction and creativity”. Van Schellebeek uses the net-activism of Anonymous as a case to elaborate on Lievrouw’s analysis of the hacker communities and her division of the hacker’s media environment ...