anonymity

Remembering Things

“My Name’s Will Bevan”: 10 Years Since Burial’s Unmasking

A decade ago this month, Burial revealed his identity on MySpace – is it now impossible to have a secret one?
Kyle MacNeill
8.16.18
Features

For ItaloJohnson, Anonymity Is More Than a Gimmick

Ahead of their debut US show, the reclusive DJ trio agreed to a rare interview and deliver a scorching mix.
Jesse Weiss
5.4.17
Art

This Artist Turned His Entire Online Life into Public Portraits

Emails? Texts? Skype calls and a 3D-printed sculpture made from personal data? Mark Farid wants you to see it all.
DJ Pangburn
9.7.16
Art

This Site Obfuscates 15 Million Online Criminal Records

Artist Paolo Cirio is battling websites that profit off mugshots.
DJ Pangburn
4.18.16
Art

Become a Surveillance Tourist with a Live Police Radio Installation

Belgian data artist Dries Depoorter exposes the tourist-voyeur in all of us.
DJ Pangburn
3.14.16
Design

This Kit Gives Protesters Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption

New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.
DJ Pangburn
12.29.15
Stuff

4chan Apparently Got a User to Chop Off Part of a Toe Over the Weekend

There's this place called 4chan where cutting off your toe will make you cool.
Mike Pearl
9.1.15
Art

Enter The Binary Worlds of Anonymous Generative Coder LoremIpsum-404

You won't believe the fact that these gorgeous images were rendered entirely in binary code.
DJ Pangburn
10.16.14
Art

The 'Anonymous Gods' Of Google Street View

A funny thing happens when Google Street View is unable to distinguish statues' faces from humans'.
Beckett Mufson
9.23.14
Art

Online Anonymity Is Explored In This Creepy Interactive Installation

You can’t hide from Maxence Parache and Robert Diel’s The Stranger.
Kevin Holmes
1.11.13