Posts Tagged: Unlikeus#1
Launch Speech -2- Geert Lovink (INC/HvA)
Geert Lovink (representing the Institute of Network Cultures and Hogeschool van Amsterdam) in his opening speech referred to the Unlike Us Limassol event as the global launch of the research initiative of Unlike Us Network. Unlike us is an initiative which is about how and why social media bring us together.
Launch Speech 1- Korinna Patelis (CUT)
Korinna Patelis from Cyprus University of Technology welcomed the participants launching the idea of the creation of Unlike Us network. It might seem that Unlike Us, is a network created by people that opposed to social media but this is not the truth. A badge of academics that have a lot of love of social [...]
Unlike Us #1: Achilles Peklaris – Send tweets. Not troops.
A blog report from Unlike Us #1 Limassol, 23-11-2011. In the session ‘Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology’, Greek journalist and activist Achilles Peklaris’ talk ‘Send tweets, not troops’ focussed on a shift in diplomacy methods and tactics of the United States. According to Peklaris social network dynamics have a major impact [...]
Unlike Us! #1 Session 2 – Oliver Leistert and Marc Stumpel
In the second session of the Unlike US! meeting, Oliver Leistert and Marc Stumpel addressed the entity that is rapidly becoming synonymous with the term social media: Facebook. As the giant among other platforms like Twitter, Youtube and such, Facebook seems to singlehandedly dictate the list of issues raised by the Unlike Us! network in [...]
Becoming Cockroaches @ Syntagma Square
A presentation of Pavlos Hatzopoulos (Greece) Mr Pavlos Hatzopoulos tried to explain the way occupants of Syntagma Square acted by comparison to cockroaches. But not as a collective identity or just another of the insect’s aspect, but how people tried to find ways to express themselves through the occupy movement, how people got out and [...]