I travelled to Colombia in February 2014 to conduct research for my thesis on media production practices among youth in contexts of violence and internal displacement. My case study is an education program operated by Save the Children International and the Norwegian Refugee Council and funded by the Canadian government in southwestern Colombia. I was hoping to examine citizenship practices within media production collectives in schools supported by the program.
Salvatore Iaconesi is an artist, interaction designer and hacker. He is the founder of the international network Art is Open Source, which works on the transformations brought about by ubiquitous digital technologies and networks. In 2012 he was a TED Fellow and is Eisenhower Fellow since 2013. With Oriana Persico, he teaches Interaction Design, Digital Design and Transmedia Narratives at La Sapienza University of Rome, ISIA Design Florence, Rome University of Fine Arts and IED Design institute.
Every form of human interaction allows for a relative degree of anonymity. A speaker can stand in shadows or wear a mask, a pamphleteer can distribute words and arguments separate from their name, a prank phone caller can disguise their voice or even spoof an untraceable telephone number. These strategies, typically, aim to minimize threats to body or reputation resulting from the communicated message, whether it aims to further a political agenda, to intimidate or, simply, to amuse or enlighten the anonymous party.