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FCJ-202 Simulated Wars, Virtual Engagements

Seimeng Lai University of New South Wales at Canberra Scott Sharpe University of New South Wales at Canberra [Abstract] Pixelated Camouflage The television personality, Richard Hammond, was offered a rare glimpse into the life of a tank operator in an episode of Richard Hammonds’ Crash Course, which featured him training on the U.S. Military’s Abrams…

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FCJ-200 When Memes Go to War: Viral Propaganda in the 2014 Gaza-Israel Conflict

Chris Rodley University of Sydney [Abstract] You won’t believe what #Hamas was hiding in a mosque! Retweet if you are outraged! #IsraelUnderFire #HamasWarCrimes
(@IsraelUnderFire, 2014, August 1) In one of his best-known provocations, Jean Baudrillard (1995) declared that the Gulf War of 1991 did not take place. For Baudrillard, the idea of the war broadcast to…

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FCJ-199 Modelling Systemic Racism: Mobilising the Dynamics of Race and Games in Everyday Racism

Robbie Fordyce University of Melbourne Timothy Neale University of Western Sydney Tom Apperley University of New South Wales [Abstract] Preface On the 15th of April, 1914, one Mr. Francis James Shaw, of 23 White Street, Melbourne, applied for, and was granted, a copyright for the White Australia Game. This boardgame was to be played by…

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FCJ-199 Modelling Systemic Racism: Mobilising the Dynamics of Race and Games in Everyday Racism

Robbie Fordyce University of Melbourne Timothy Neale University of Western Sydney Tom Apperley University of New South Wales [Abstract] Preface On the 15th of April, 1914, one Mr. Francis James Shaw, of 23 White Street, Melbourne, applied for, and was granted, a copyright for the White Australia Game. This boardgame was to be played by…

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FCJ-199 Modelling Systemic Racism: Mobilising the Dynamics of Race and Games in Everyday Racism

Robbie Fordyce University of Melbourne Timothy Neale University of Western Sydney Tom Apperley University of New South Wales [Abstract] Preface On the 15th of April, 1914, one Mr. Francis James Shaw, of 23 White Street, Melbourne, applied for, and was granted, a copyright for the White Australia Game. This boardgame was to be played by…

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FCJ-198 New International Information Order (NIIO) Revisited: Global Algorithmic Governance and Neocolonialism

Danny Butt University of Melbourne [Abstract] At the beginning of the 20th century, competing global telegraph networks struggled to monopolise the international circulation of information. Governments did not nationalise the cable industry (as they had telephony and the postal system) and even at the peak of “new imperialism” in 1910 only 20% of the world’s…

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FCJ-197 Entanglements with Media and Technologies in the Occupy Movement

Megan Boler OISE/University of Toronto Jennie Phillips OISE/University of Toronto [Abstract] Introduction: Fighting Fire with Fire: Entanglements between Corporate-Owned Platforms and Activist Social Media Practices The digital era has seen activists around the world use social media platforms and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social movement organising. Activist uses of corporate-owned social media platforms…

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FCJ-196 Let’s First Get Things Done! On Division of Labour and Techno-political Practices of Delegation in Times of Crisis

Miriyam Aouragh Westminster University Seda Gürses New York University Jara Rocha Bau School of Design Femke Snelting Constant Association for Art and Media [Abstract] Introduction This paper emerged from a workshop that formed part of the 2014 Thinking Together Symposium, held at the Osthang Architecture Summer School, Darmstadt, Germany. [1] It draws from conversations between…

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FCJ-195 Privacy, Responsibility, and Human Rights Activism

Becky Kazansky Tactical Technology Collective [Abstract] Introduction Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation focused on supporting the effective use of information in advocacy. Tactical Tech has spent a decade listening to, documenting, and responding to activists’ privacy and digital security needs and challenges across the world, often in contexts where the…

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FCJ-193 Harbouring Dissent: Greek Independent and Social Media and the Antifascist Movement

Sky Croeser Curtin University Tim Highfield Queensland University of Technology [Abstract] Introduction Activists’ uses of digital technologies are complex, and technologies are not only shaping the available possibilities for social change but are also being changed themselves through activists’ work. In this article we look at Greek activists’ use of a range of communication technologies,…

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