Author: snowcrashproject Date: To: fanculo-i-mediocri Subject: [acaro alcaloide] [Snow Crash Project] Leah Lievrouw,
Alternative and Activist New Media
Alternative and Activist New Media provides a rich and accessible overview
of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the
world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and
voice, present alternative or marginal views, share their own DIY
information systems and content, and otherwise resist, talk back to, or
confront dominant media culture.
Lievrouw ranges over five different fields of investigation:
culture-jamming, alternative computing, participatory journalism, mediated
mobilization, and commons knowledge. Taking Dada and Situationism as
initial reference points, she goes through different classic artworks (by
Surveillance Camera Players, RTMark, Jonah Peretti, for example) analyzing
the hacktivist initiatives of sharing the DeCSS code embraced by 2600 The
Hacker Quarterly magazine and the whole history of Indymedia.