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DIGITAL

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Transcript of DIGITAL

#RebelsWithACause
Hashtag activism and the humanity in technology
Aim of Work
Explore the perceived issues pertaining to humanist values in digital culture

Technology & Activism
Films as 'resistance'
Digital communication technologies
More recently, hashtag activism phenomenon

Methodology
1. Critical discourse & textual analysis

Context
UTOPIAN EXPECTATIONS:
egalitarian - democracy - meritocracy
creativity
innovation
space for free
&
WHAT "THEY'RE" SAYING NOW:
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RESISTANCE & THE TECH OF THE TIME
Main Theorists
Jaron Lanier
Henry Jenkins
Clay Shirky
Nicholas Carr
Evgeny Morozov
Geert Lovink
Sherry Turkle
Main Issues
slacktivism
corporate influences over global internet activity
digital humanism and concerns about notions of online collectivism, cybernetic totalism,
"We are creating a world that all may enter
without privilege or prejudice accorded by race,
economic power, military force, or station of birth.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity...

... We will spread ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts.

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world
your governments have made before."
FROM "A DECLARATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF CYBERSPACE"
- John Perry Barlow, 1996
"... networked technologies do not resolve contradictions between art and commerce, but rather make commercialism less visible and more pervasive."
Astra Taylor, 2014
"If we let our own skills fade by relying too much on automation, we are going to render ourselves less capable, less resilient and more subservient to
our machines. We will create a world more
fit for robots than for us."
Nicholas Carr, 2014
“... insight, ingenuity and intuition, honed through hard work and seasoned real-world judgment, can’t be replicated by algorithms or robots."
Nicholas Carr, 2014
"We have nothing against likes, but vaccine costs money. Please buy polio vaccine at unicef.ce. It will only cost 4 euros but will save the lives of 12 children"
"I'm a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs - as much as any one person can.

In today's culture...

1. Blogs like Gawker, BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post drive the media agenda.
2. Bloggers are slaves to money, technology, and deadlines.
3. Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read, see, and hear - online and off.



"Trust Me, I'm Lying" - Ryan Holiday
Justification
social & cultural benefit of the study
"The media reform movement is gaining momentum at a time where people are starting to feel more empowered, not when they are at their weakest"
- Henry Jenkins, 2006
Methodology
2. Immersion into the mediums & platforms being explored by creating a
that centers on the topics mentioned.
mini fictional webseries
THE STORY
References
"EDSA People's Power" Protests
Philippines, 1986
Mona Eltahawy
Humanist Technology
cybernetic totalism, "digital Maoism", hive mind & online collectivism
Slacktivism?
Interest for:
researchers // academics
seek to understand the cultural phenomena of hashtag activism from multifaceted perspectives (theorists, social commentary, pop culture, etc.), to better understand its use in promoting agency in a social, civic or political context (in the West).
Interest for:
filmmakers // media producers
seek to understand the evolving nature of webseries culture (and convergent/multiplatform culture) and its role in adding to public conversations on important social, civic or political issues.

Interest for:
general public
understand the world we engage with daily, where we have a constant and prioritised relationship with technology; so that we may use it to impact and enable social, cultural or political discourses.

#rebelswithacause
Webseries
High Maintenance
Sinclair & Blichfeld, 2012
THE END
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