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Gabriella Coleman Tackles the Question "Who Is Anonymous?" at the TED Global 2012 Conference

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While the elusive hacker group, Anonymous, captures the media and general public's imagination, Gabriella Coleman, a digital anthropologist at McGill's Department of Art History and Communication Studies, has dedicated the last few years to answering the question, "Who is Anonymous?" Coleman recently spoke about her research at the TED Global 2012 conference, titled, Radical Openness, which took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, between June 25 and 29, 2012. Her deconstruction of Anonymous as a "reactive, event-driven" group that is most keen in its activist efforts when internet freedom is in jeopardy can be read on TED's Blog.