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DIY citizenship : critical making and social media

Author: Matt Ratto; Megan Boler
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014. ©2014
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How social media and DIY communities have enabled new forms of political participation that emphasize doing and making rather than passive consumption.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DIY citizenship : critical making and social media.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, ©2014
x, 450 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Ratto; Megan Boler
ISBN: 9780262321211 0262321211 9780262321211 9780262321228 026232122X
OCLC Number: 874172365
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (461 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
I DIY and Activism: New Modes of Civic Engagement and Participatory Politics --
1 Maktivism: Authentic Making for Technology in the Service of Humanity --
2 (Re)making the Internet: Free Software and the Social Factory Hack --
3 Fan Activism as Participatory Politics: The Case of the Harry Potter Alliance --
4 Radical Inclusion? Locating Accountability in Technical DIY --
5 Proportionate ID Cards: Prototyping for Privacy and Accountability --
6 Developing Communities of Resistance? Maker Pedagogies, Do-It-Yourself Feminism, and DIY Citizenship --
7 Rethinking Media Activism through Fan Blogging: How Stewart and Colbert Fans Make a Difference --
8 Just Say Yes: DIY-ing the Yes Men --
II DIY and Making: Learning, Culture, Hacking, and Arts --
9 DIY Citizenship, Critical Making, and Community --
10 Mélange of Making: Bringing Children's Informal Learning Cultures to the Classroom --
11 Power Struggles: Knowledge Production in a DIY News Club --
12 Transparency Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making with E-textiles --
13 Woven Futures: Inscribed Material Ecologies of Critical Making --
14 Making Publics: Documentary as Do-It-with-Others Citizenship --
15 Mirror Images: Avatar Aesthetics and Self-Representation in Digital Games --
III DIY and Design: Opening the Black Box and Repurposing Technologies --
16 Textual Doppelgangers: Critical Issues in the Study of Technology --
17 The Growbot Garden Project as DIY Speculation through Design --
18 Doing It in the Cloud: Google, Apple, and the Shaping of DIY Culture --
19 Citizen Innovation: Active Energy and the Quest for Sustainable Design --
20 Le Champ des Possibles-The Field of Possibilities --
21 Distributed Design: Media Technologies and the Architecture of Participation. 22 "I hate your politics but I love your diamonds": Citizenship and the Off-Topic Message Board Subforum --
IV DIY and Media: Redistributing Authority and Sources in News Media --
23 Redesigning the Vox Pop: Civic Rituals as Sites of Critical Reimagining --
24 Alternative Media Production, Feminism, and Citizenship Practices --
25 Alternative Media, the Mundane, and "Everyday Citizenship" --
26 Critical News Making and the Paradox of "Do-It-Yourself News" --
27 Social Media, Visibility, and Activism: The Kony 2012 Campaign --
28 A Digital Democracy or Twenty-First-Century Tyranny? CNN's iReport and the Future of Citizenship in Virtual Spaces --
List of Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler.

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