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Donning the Digital Mask: Anonymous

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Since its beginning on 4chan, the internet-driven collective Anonymous has emerged as one of the leading hacktivist movements, targeting high-profile institutions with fearless cyber attacks. Looking into how this collective of online hackers went from pranksters to vigilantes for global justice lead to an intriguing discovery of unique qualities that form Anonymous. A certain tonal element of Anonymous resonated with me and immediately translated into an exciting aesthetic I was eager to take on. There is a mesmerizing and compelling, but also terrifying quality to the dynamic spread of a collective who’s story is being written with every new day and operation.

Created as my Senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A Motion Media Design 2015).

Credits:
Design, Animation, Sound: Chris Finn
Script: Chris Finn, Joe Dunlap
VO: Joe Dunlap
Lighting/Shoot Assistants: Linzy Hayes, Sarah Rocco
Special thanks: Minho Shin, John Colette
Inspired by the writings of Gabriella Coleman.

Process at http://www.chrisfinn.tv
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