Mirroring the videos of Anonymous:cloud activism, living networks, and political mimesis

Fish, Adam Richard (2016) Mirroring the videos of Anonymous:cloud activism, living networks, and political mimesis. The Fibreculture Journal, 26 (191). pp. 85-107. ISSN 1449-1443

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Abstract

Mirrors describe the multiplication of data across a network. In this article, I examine the politics of mirroring as practiced on videos by the hacktivist network Anonymous. Mirrors are designed to retain visibility on social media platforms and motivate viewers towards activism. They emerge from a particular social structure and propagate a specific symbolic system. Furthermore, mirrors are not exact replicas nor postmodern representations. Rather, mirroring maps a contestation over visibility that entangles both cloud activists and platform firms.

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Journal Article
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The Fibreculture Journal
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77798
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19 Jan 2016 10:50
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Yes
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07 Apr 2020 03:36