Who is Anonymous?

Matt Hunter considers the rise of the anonymous citizen @ Zouch. It happened the other day when I was at lunch. I was walking near my office when I noticed a strange group walking north along the road. They wore all black, and had Guy Fawkes masks on their faces. An escort of bike cops… Read more »

The Fame Machine

John Tresch considers the technologies of fame from Gilgamesh to Facebook @ Lapham’s Quarterly. “The Fame Machine,” a brief satire included in French author Auguste de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam’s collection of 1883, Cruel Tales, asks in precise, concrete terms just what celebrity is. Fame—or “la gloire” in the original, which means glory and renown, as… Read more »