early 2012 media glut; & forthcoming pubs below…

January started with media frenzy in the wake of Occupy ‘media spectacle.’  The public interest in social media practices and digital activism is exciting. After a decade of researching “digital dissent” and the power of “micro-blogging” practices it is amazing to see my passion about digital activism so alive.

In January, media focus was of course still on “Arab Spring” and Occupy Movement using social media so centrally:

Megan Boler, Occupy 2012 and Beyond
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/7934-occupy-2012-and-beyond

How the Web Spurs Political Change
Here are 10 instances where people combined activism and social networking to spark change
By Ian Paul | PC World | 25 January 12
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/photo-video/3332679/stick-it-man-how-web-spurs-political-change/

January 20, live interview “Occupy Protests,” KCBS News, San Francisco
CBS Radio News Desk KCBS AM & FM Radio

Megan Boler
Year in Ideas: Twelve months of protest and a new lexicon
National Post, December 29, 2011

Megan Boler
‘Occupy’ instigator laments lack of spirit in Canada
CTV News, November 26, 2011

Megan Boler
Occupy’s alternative social, political model not ‘self-sustainable’
National Post, November 25, 2011

Megan Boler
Can protest survive un-Occupied?
London Free Press, November 15, 2011

Megan Boler
Interview: Anonymous hacker group threat to launch cyber-attack against City of Toronto
Global News, November 13, 2011

Costa Concordia: Italian cruise disaster satire speaks to rapid pace of comedy about tragedy, Vinay Menon
January 27, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1122007–costa-concordia-italian-cruise-disaster-satire-speaks-to-rapid-pace-of-comedy-about-tragedy

 

Forthcoming Publications:
Matt Ratto and Megan Boler, eds, “DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, ” MIT Press all 2012.

Megan Boler, “New Landscapes of 21st Century Propaganda,” Propaganda Handbook, eds R Casstronovo and J. Auerbach, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Megan Boler, “Women Occupy: Mediated Horizontal Consensus Meets Old-Fashioned Consciousness Raising” PDF

Megan Boler,”Women Make Vlogs,” (submitting to First Monday)