“We Will Be Heard”

January 29th, 2008 | researchmaterial

One of the things fascinating me about these video communications from Anonymous — aside from the obvious, an anonymous organisation of internet users communicating only through YouTube, which has implications and resonance of its own — is the sense of foreboding they manage to create. Contrast that to, say, the Yippies and the retarded gibberish they spouted every time they got near a camera. There’s a sense of control here, and, clearly, of threat.


5 Responses to ““We Will Be Heard””

  1. […] Warren Ellis wrote an interesting post today on “We Will Be Heard”Here’s a quick excerpt One of the things fascinating me about these video communications from Anonymous — aside from the obvious, an anonymous organisation of internet users communicating only through YouTube, which has implications and resonance of its own — is the sense of foreboding they manage to create. Contrast that to, say, the Yippies and the retarded gibberish they spouted every time they got near a camera. There’s a sense of control here, and, clearly, of threat. […]

  2. […] As Warren Ellis points out – what makes these videos so interesting is the sense of ‘threat’ within these videos […]

  3. […] Ellis, noted comic-book author, is apparently totally down with these ominous threats, and offers a glowing review of the above video. This strikes me as appropriate, as this is something that might happen in one […]

  4. […] first heard about this ‘Anonymous’ phenomenon on the Warren Ellis blog. They’re a group of protestors or hacktivists that have been releasing videos to Youtube and […]

  5. […] first heard about this ‘Anonymous’ phenomenon on the Warren Ellis blog. They’re a group of protestors or hacktivists that have been releasing videos to Youtube and […]