Also in the next seminar: 26 Novembre, 2010

Social media and activism in Barcelona: an early field report
John Postill (Research Fellow IN3, Open University of Catalonia – Sheffield Hallam University)

In this presentation I will discuss the early stages of my current anthropological fieldwork into social media and activism in Barcelona. The aim of this research is to determine what difference, if any, social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) are making to local activist practices and actions. In the talk I will outline my working assumptions, theoretical framework, methodology and early findings, with special reference to three social movements, namely free culture (aka digital rights), animal rights and pro-independence.

Mediaccions seminars
26 November, 2010, 4-6 pm
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Open University of Catalonia
Media TIC – Sala 6C
Roc Boronat, 117