Online and Offline Activism with the Indignados/Occupy movement

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  • Online and Offline Activism with the Indignados/Occupy movement

    1. 1. #HackDemocracy Brussels Online and offline activism with the Indignados movement 29.11.2011 brussels@hackdemocracy.org
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    4. 4. HackDemocracyWe celebrate innovations for more democracy.Bring hackers, citizens and public officials togetherto discuss the future of our democracies.Wanna help out?Wanna talk at a meetup?brussels@hackdemocracy.org
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    6. 6. TodayOnline and offline activism with the Indignados movement
    7. 7. Without the internet,unthinkable at this speed and on this scale.
    8. 8. “You can think of group undertaking as a kind ofladder of activities. The rungs on the ladder aresharing, cooperation, and collective action. Thethree activities [are] enhanced through socialtools.” - Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody
    9. 9. All of these tools have led to a rise in e-activism.Petition websites are just one small example.And then there’s FB, Twitter, Skype, ...
    10. 10. But how does e-activism fit into the picture ofmore traditional militancy?Are they embracing technology? Is e-activismjust a lazy and less legitimate form of couch-activism? Or is it the only way to do activismefficiently?
    11. 11. Today’s speakerswill talk about the movements use oftechnology for coordinating around the world,will share their personal perspective on e-democracywill give us some insights into the tensions thatcan arise between legitimacy and efficiency,when online and offline activism converge

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