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Socially Mediated Visibility and Witnessing in Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protest
April 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ukraine’s Euromaidan protest in 2013-2014 was a spectacular event that attracted significant media and public attention, due in no small part to the extensive use of social media by protesters. In this talk, based on ethnographic research conducted during and after the protest, Dr. Tanya Lokot will focus on how the protest’s visibility and the witnessing practices of its participants were mediated by networked technologies such as Facebook and Twitter. Crucially, socially mediated witnessing of protests like Euromaidan provided for a “bottom-up” making of the event, bypassing official channels and allowing for multiple protest narratives, memories, and histories. A light lunch will be served. Click here to RSVP.