Tag: internet studies

Abyssinian fundamentalism and cyberwar in Eritrea

John Postill , May 22nd, 2016

Here is the eighth (8th) set of notes under the theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.)…


30. Review of From Counterculture to Cyberculture (Turner 2006)

John Postill , March 5th, 2016

Book review by Paul Duguid, Jan 3, 2007 From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner Chicago: University…


26. Thoughts on the symposium “Internet in Southeast Asia: Power and Society”

John Postill , December 8th, 2015

This is the twenty-sixth post in the freedom technologists series See also the Directory of freedom technologists  This past 3-4 December 2015 I was at the Bandar Sunway…


Notes on the fourth digital ethnography reading (Gehl 2014)

John Postill , October 31st, 2015

by Katya Tokareva PhD Candidate RMIT University, Melbourne See other posts on the digital ethnography reading group (DERG) In the fourth session of the monthly Digital Ethnography Reading…


24. Freedom technologists: a short reading list

John Postill , October 15th, 2015

Freedom Technologists: Digital Activism and Political Change in the 21st Century (working title), Chapter 2, Freedom Technologists This is the twenty-fourth post in the freedom technologists series. …


CFP: Media, culture and change across the Pacific

John Postill , August 13th, 2015

by Raul Castro, via the EASA Media Anthropology Network mailing list Call for Papers Media, culture and change across the Pacific: perspectives from Asia, Oceania and the Americas…


Review of The Logic of Connective Action by Bennett and Segerberg

John Postill , June 25th, 2015

The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Personalization of Contentious Politics. W.L. Bennett and A. Segerberg. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 240 pp. John Postill RMIT…


21. Review of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

John Postill , June 12th, 2015

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Gabriella Coleman. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books, 2014. 464 pp. John Postill RMIT University Melbourne, 12 June 2015 forthcoming, Americ…


20. Hacking politics: civic struggles to politicize technologies

John Postill , May 2nd, 2015

This is the 20th of 42 posts in the ongoing Freedom technologists series. By Sebastian Kubitschko via Civic Media Project Despite the longstanding equating of hacking as infused…


18. Political technologists and civil society

John Postill , April 20th, 2015

By Muzammil M. Hussain This is the eighteenth post in the Freedom technologists series. The following are some passages taken (with permission) from chapter 4 of Hussain, M….


16. A letter from Jakarta

John Postill , March 21st, 2015

Many years ago, in 1987, I left Madrid and came to Jakarta to become a journalist. For about a year, I was a trainee at Tempo magazine and…


15. Location technologists: the politics of digital media in a ‘special region’ of Indonesia

John Postill , March 16th, 2015

Chapter proposal to Location Technologies in International Context, Rowan Wilken (Swinburne Uni of Tech), Gerard Goggin (U of Sydney) & Heather Horst (RMIT), eds. John Postill RMIT University…


14. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements

John Postill , March 5th, 2015

This draft article is the fourteenth post in the freedom technologists series. Field theory, media change and the new citizen movements: the case of Spain’s ‘real democracy turn’,…


Workshop note on digital media and socio-political change

John Postill , March 3rd, 2015

By Victor Lasa On 20 February 2015, Dr John Postill convened a workshop with fellow RMIT scholars and research students around the topic of “Digital media and socio-political…