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WOUB Interview




Follow this link to a conversation with Dawn Jewell, on media, activism, and protest movements. Broadcast on WOUB on 20 December 2014.


elseTransart has published a great first issue of ELSE, Journal International Art, Literature, Theory and Creative Media. You can access the journal by clicking on the image.  An article of mine on the Anti-Economy of Sharing is on pp. 120-140, paired with photographs by Julia Forrest. Cover photograph by Christopher Danowski and Laura González.

Universitat Jaume I at Castellón, Spain, is hosting a major international conference on Communication, Civil Society, and Social Change to be held on 20-22 May 2015. As a member of the scientific committee, I am pleased to take part in preparing this enterprise. Please visit the conference website for more information. Submissions should be uploaded via easychair by 12 October 2014.

The conference program for the 2014 ICA Preconference is online and can be accessed here.

karlsruhe-mapPower and the Law: Fluid Forms of Protest  was a one-day symposium concluding the Global Activism exhibition at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 29 March, 2014. My talk on social media use by activist is available here.


Together with Nicholas John from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University I am preparing a conference on Sharing to as a pre-conference to the 2014 ICA Annual Conference in Seattle on 22 May, 2014.

Abstracts should be submitted by 30 November, 2013. Download a pdf of the call here.

We take part in an urban street protest, and we experience the activity of protesting as a peculiar transformation of the ground underneath our feet. While protesters occupy the street space, the other road users, such as shoppers, tourists and business people, are engulfed by the protesting crowd and seem strangely out of place in the very same location that a moment before seemed to be theirs. Drivers are held at bay by the police. The street space, whose very ability to function depends on a careful management of movement, of attention, of desires, a space where everything must happen for a reason and must remain reasonably predictable—that street space becomes an altogether different place …

From the paper presented at the Media Transatlantic IV – Traffic conference at the University of Paderborn, Germany (book publication forthcoming). A draft version of the full paper can be accessed here.


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