Alexandra To describes some of the game design opportunities present in centering the experiences of people of color from the beginning.
Video, Jing Wang: “Walking Around Obstacles: Nonconfrontational Activists in Gray China”
Is there digital activism in China? What is it like to be an activist running a grassroots NGO in a land of censors?
Jing Wang, “Walking Around Obstacles: Nonconfrontational Activists in Gray China”
This talk challenges some of the binary assumptions we made about activism and China by bringing our attention to the gray zones in China where nonconfrontational activists are building an invisible and quiet coalition.
Civic Arts Series, “Gaming the Iron Curtain: Computer Games in Communist Czechoslovakia as Entertainment and Activism”
The idiosyncratic and surprising ways computer hobbyists in Czechoslovakia challenged the power of the oppressive political regime and harnessed early microcomputer technology for both entertainment and activism.
Video and podcast: Daniel Bacchieri, in the Civic Arts Series
Daniel Bacchieri is an award-winning Brazilian journalist, documentary film maker and collaborative web developer/curator, whose visually inspiring StreetMusicMap platform has been widely praised for its curation of street performers from across the globe.
Between Participation and Control: A Long History of CCTV
This talk by Anne-Katrin Weber explores the politics of CCTV, highlighting the adaptability of closed-circuit technologies, which accommodate to, and underpin variable contexts of media participation as well as of surveillance and control.
Podcast: Nicole Hemmer, “From Taft to Trump: How Conservative Media Activists Won — and Lost — the GOP”
Nicole Hemmer explains how conservative media activists won the GOP for the right — and how in the era of Trump, they lost it.