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The Olympic lane, Athens 2004 (only Olympic family can use it)<br />#MEDIA2012<br />Media Citizenship andthe Olympic Games...
I have  6   goals for this talk<br />
1<br />To convince you that the Olympic Games is only incidentally about sports competitions.<br />
2<br />To demonstrate how the Olympic city has become a meta-stadium, which creates a set of restrictions that alter the c...
3<br />To explain how media citizenship has become a constitutive part of Olympic consumption and production<br />
4<br />To convince you that the current foundation of the Olympic movement is in jeopardy<br />
5<br />To demonstrate why media citizenship provides a glimpse of future broadcast and journalism culture<br />
6<br />To explain how #media2012 will occupy this place for London 2012 and to elaborate on how this is happening at futur...
1<br />The Olympic Games is only incidentally about sports competitions.<br />
Reporters without Borders protest at Beijing 2008 lighting ceremony, Olympia<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkness/3278949127/<br />The Olympic Resistance Network in Vancouver 2010<br />
Photo by Kris Krug @kk<br />The Olympic Resistance Network in Vancouver 2010<br />
2<br />The Olympic city has become a meta-stadium, which creates a set of restrictions that alter the conditions of citize...
Athens 2004 billboards occupied by Olympic sponsor or left empty<br />The Olympic city becomes a privately owned and hyper...
Torino 2006<br />
A showcase for sponsors, here<br />The Coca-Cola ‘Magic Kingdom’, in Beijing 2008<br />
Olympic tent Village, Down Town East Side, Vancouver 2010<br />Altered housing policy around the Olympic city affects thos...
3<br />Media citizenship has become a constitutive part of Olympic consumption and production<br />
Independent citizen media track the Beijing 2008 torch while it is in San Francisco, while official broadcasters ‘lose’ th...
Why citizenship?<br />User generated content occupies a place in society where it does more than just enrich leisure space...
4<br />The current foundation of the Olympic movement is in jeopardy<br />
Digital boundaries<br />are harder to police<br />
5<br />Media citizenship provides a glimpse of future broadcast and journalism culture<br />
Multi-channel<br />
6<br />#media2012 will occupy this place for London 2012 and to elaborate on how this is happening at future Games and how...
Festival of New Cinema<br />And Digital Culture<br />
Northern<br />Ireland<br />SCOTLAND<br />North<br />East<br />Yorkshire<br />& Humber<br />North<br />West<br />Wales<br /...
A network of media centres, with cultural experience and artistic inquiry at their heart<br />
Simpler times? The athlete’s entry tunnel at  the Ancient Olympic Stadium in Olympia<br />#thankyou<br />Professor Andy Mi...
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  1. 1. The Olympic lane, Athens 2004 (only Olympic family can use it)<br />#MEDIA2012<br />Media Citizenship andthe Olympic Games<br />Professor Andy Miah @andymiahUniversity of the West of Scotland<br />
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  3. 3. I have 6 goals for this talk<br />
  4. 4. 1<br />To convince you that the Olympic Games is only incidentally about sports competitions.<br />
  5. 5. 2<br />To demonstrate how the Olympic city has become a meta-stadium, which creates a set of restrictions that alter the conditions of citizenship <br />
  6. 6. 3<br />To explain how media citizenship has become a constitutive part of Olympic consumption and production<br />
  7. 7. 4<br />To convince you that the current foundation of the Olympic movement is in jeopardy<br />
  8. 8. 5<br />To demonstrate why media citizenship provides a glimpse of future broadcast and journalism culture<br />
  9. 9. 6<br />To explain how #media2012 will occupy this place for London 2012 and to elaborate on how this is happening at future Games and how it has happened at past Games<br />
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  11. 11. 1<br />The Olympic Games is only incidentally about sports competitions.<br />
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  14. 14. Reporters without Borders protest at Beijing 2008 lighting ceremony, Olympia<br />
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  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkness/3278949127/<br />The Olympic Resistance Network in Vancouver 2010<br />
  17. 17. Photo by Kris Krug @kk<br />The Olympic Resistance Network in Vancouver 2010<br />
  18. 18. 2<br />The Olympic city has become a meta-stadium, which creates a set of restrictions that alter the conditions of citizenship <br />
  19. 19. Athens 2004 billboards occupied by Olympic sponsor or left empty<br />The Olympic city becomes a privately owned and hyper-regulated space<br />
  20. 20. Torino 2006<br />
  21. 21. A showcase for sponsors, here<br />The Coca-Cola ‘Magic Kingdom’, in Beijing 2008<br />
  22. 22. Olympic tent Village, Down Town East Side, Vancouver 2010<br />Altered housing policy around the Olympic city affects those who do not have homes<br />
  23. 23. 3<br />Media citizenship has become a constitutive part of Olympic consumption and production<br />
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  25. 25. Independent citizen media track the Beijing 2008 torch while it is in San Francisco, while official broadcasters ‘lose’ the torch due to protests and a change in route<br />
  26. 26. Why citizenship?<br />User generated content occupies a place in society where it does more than just enrich leisure space<br />media production has become part of the freedoms people expect to enjoy in public life<br />It is a mechanism that allows people to take ownership of the means of production (kind of).<br />
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  28. 28. 4<br />The current foundation of the Olympic movement is in jeopardy<br />
  29. 29. Digital boundaries<br />are harder to police<br />
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  31. 31. 5<br />Media citizenship provides a glimpse of future broadcast and journalism culture<br />
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  33. 33. Multi-channel<br />
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  35. 35. 6<br />#media2012 will occupy this place for London 2012 and to elaborate on how this is happening at future Games and how it has happened at past Games<br />
  36. 36. Festival of New Cinema<br />And Digital Culture<br />
  37. 37. Northern<br />Ireland<br />SCOTLAND<br />North<br />East<br />Yorkshire<br />& Humber<br />North<br />West<br />Wales<br />East of England<br />West Midlands<br />South <br />East<br />East Midlands<br />South <br />West<br />LONDON<br />
  38. 38. A network of media centres, with cultural experience and artistic inquiry at their heart<br />
  39. 39. Simpler times? The athlete’s entry tunnel at the Ancient Olympic Stadium in Olympia<br />#thankyou<br />Professor Andy Miah @andymiah / email@andymiah.net<br />University of the West of Scotland<br />

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