Revolution in Cyberspace: A Global Analysis of the Internet and Samizdat Politics
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
Dr Rita M. Csapo-Sweet
Associate Professor of Media Studies, Department of Theater, Dance, and Media Studies, University of Missouri