2/8/12: Anonymous

Feb 7, 2012

The journalist Quinn Norton admits it's difficult to pin a name tag on the group Anonymous. Is it a bunch of hackers? Activists? Terrorists? As far as she can tell, the internet meme that inspires online and offline users to participate in an archaic, globalized hive mind is really a culture, with its own ever evolving aesthetics, values, idioms and iconography. Norton and the anthropologist Garbriella Coleman join Doug on Wednesday to look behind the Guy Fawkes masks and try to understand Anonymous.

  • Read Quinn Norton's three-part series about Anonymous for WIRED magazine: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.