In Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech, eds. Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich, Amherst College Press and Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School.
In September 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park swarmed with protesters in Guy Fawkes masks popularized by the hacktivist group Anonymous, the New York City Police Department resurrected an 1845 law that deemed two or more people wearing masks in public illegal, unless a masquerade party was being thrown. The police failed to recognize, however, that a global masquerade was already under way.
A previous iteration of this text appeared in Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies, Theory on Demand 8, eds. Carolin Wiedemann and Soenke Zehle, Institute of Network Cultures, 2012.