Revolution in Cyberspace: A Global Analysis of the Internet and Samizdat Politics

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This presentation will explore the ways in which the Internet has been used to affect global social change since its inception. In Power Point format the presenter will describe the social movements that have utilized the visual components of the Internet to profoundly alter social change in society. Beginning in 1996 in Serbia, to the ongoing confrontation of the peasants in Chiapas, Mexico, savvy groups of disenfranchised citizens have harnessed the tremendous power of the Internet to transcend local and regional barriers. "Revolution in Cyberspace: A Global Analysis of the Internet and Samizdat Politics" will deconstruct the evolution of the Internet as a conduit for political action. A slide presentation will show the representative visual modalities and their impact both locally and internationally.


Keywords: Internet, Global Politics, Technology
Stream: Technology in Community
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr Rita M. Csapo-Sweet

Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Theater, Dance, and Media Studies, University of Missouri
St. Louis, MO, USA

Education: Washington University, 1977, BFA (Painting),BA (Eastern European History); Harvard University, 1982, Ed.M., 1990, Ed.D. Media Educational Technology. Internationally recognized expert on media/culture/politics of Eastern Europe specializing in Hungary. Twenty five years curating programs of international cinema at the St. Louis Art Museum, Harvard University Film Archive, St. Louis International Film Festival, and Mediawave Film Festival. Published over a dozen articles and book chapters on film, propaganda, media analysis, globalization, and television in: Critical Studies in Mass Communication, European Journal of Communication,Filmmaker Magazine, and other scholarly journals. Independent film/TV producer since 1976. Co-producing programs with Hungarian TV since 1993. Research supported by the: Soros Foundation, IREX, Fulbright Fellow in 2002. Topic of research electronic images in the post-Cold War period.

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