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image taken at Activism Camp 2015

I’m currently preparing for my workshop at Activism Camp next week, 1/2nd July, in Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow.

Run by Claiming our Future, it is an excellent opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals, network, and get a crash course in creative action for social change.

I will be giving a workshop on mindmapping a social media strategy, focusing on a ‘less is more’ approach. Through research on your community, and by creating a strategy, you can spend less time on ‘pushing’ your campaign and more time ‘pulling’, creating good content.

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Review: Database, Data Stream and Timeline: forms of social media

image of a light digital stream

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Reading Data-stream, Database, Timeline: the forms of social media by Lev Manovich, it struck me how little I know about the organisation and methodology of social media interfaces. We have become so accustomed to either not having to think about it, or a style of certain social networks, that the digital mechanics of what goes on behind the screen are invisible. Formulating critical descriptions, assessing cultural implications and re-adjusting according to the constant changes in technology,  is what Lee Manovich, Director of the Software Studies Initiative is analysing.

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