September is a busy month for Cole Stryker, the Web's resident authority on all things anonymous. This week brings the paperback release of Stryker's 2011 debut, Epic Win for Anonymous, the first book to tell the full story of 4chan and the rogue antisecurity groups currently changing the world, and on September 13th Overlook will be releasing Cole's highly-anticipated follow up Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web.
To celebrate the publication of Hacking the Future—which Kirkus Reviews recently called, "One of the most well-informed examinations of the Internet available today"—the Housing Works Bookstore will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday September 13th at 7:00pm to examine the issues raised throughout the book—primarily whether or not users should have a right to anonymity online. Cole will be joined by a distinguished list of Internet thinkers and troublemakers including media critic and author Clay Shirky, activists and Cryptome founders John Young and Deborah Natsios, NYU professor Whitney “Dr. Troll” Phillips, and social media scholar danah boyd. RSVP for the event here and be sure to stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for a slew of updates including reviews, interviews, podcasts, excerpts, giveaways, and more!