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09.24.14 Rhett Jones

In an interview with the Guardian about the deep web, the Canadian essayist and artist Jon Rafman talks about his favorite find from the depths of the internet. “Wizardchan is an online community of male virgins over the age of 30. It is a community of supportive self-deprecation and self-loathing with a very internet sense […]

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08.01.14 Marina Galperina

In troll-ceptual eBay art news, a screenshot of 4chan post No. 33181590 has been up for sale on eBay since August 29th. The initial price was set at $500, but with less than eight hours to go, the bidding price has reached $90,100. The price leaped by $10,000 today alone. Dubbed “A one of a kind work of […]

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12.12.13 Rhett Jones

“Come at me faggots.” That’s how 19-year-old Mary Bond invited 4chan’s infamous /b/ board to join in an insightful critique of her art project autodissociate.me. “Been a long time since good camgirl thread,” an anonymous poster replied. This might seem like a pretty sad way to start a conversation, but it’s just par for the course […]

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03.13.13 Andy Cush

Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson debuted DEFCAD, his open-source, unregulated search engine for 3d printing designs, at SXSW this week. Positioning itself as a renegade alternative to MakerBot’s Thingiverse, DEFCAD promises no takedowns of any designs and a focus on the “important things” that big business has an interest in regulating: drugs, medical devices, and […]

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10.01.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Oleg Mavromatti tells us about that time he decided to hook himself up to an electric chair and let internet users vote to electrocute him in Ally/Foe. This action came as a reaction to the current situation in […]

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09.06.11 Marina Galperina

According to this fresh Reddit artifact, a Rusky grocery has posted this flyer with an image of the 4Chan pedophile bear meme to warn the locals not to bring any furry critters into the store, no matter how deceptively cute they may be. In between flirting with each other in Cyrillic, the Redditors have come […]

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12.11.10 Bucky Turco

So far, rambunctious hacktivists from Anonymous have taken down or disabled websites operated by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, and Swiss bank Switzerland Post Finance for abandoning WikiLeaks, who neither condemns nor applauds their actions. They also launched attacks against Amazon, but so far have been unsuccessful. The loosely organized group said they will continue to strike […]

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12.08.10 Bucky Turco

Anonymous’ 4chan army launched multiple denial-of-service attacks on the businesses that pussied out and cut off WikiLeaks. Amazon was spared, but hacktivists did take down PayPal, Mastercard, and the Swiss bank that froze Julian Assange’s funds. Between the thousand plus sites that are mirroring WikiLeaks, a threatened “poison pill” of additional cables should their founder […]

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