The role of “others” in social media activism

Taha Yasseri is talking about online activism at the Royal Academy of Arts’ programme Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late on Saturday 24th October.

Here is a blurb of his talk:

Humans are self-determining. Or are they? How much are we influenced by social pressure and influence from our peers and how do they affect the decisions that we make “on our own”? What’s the role of the Internet and specifically social media when it comes to our participation in online political (and nonpolitical) activities? Are social media only new tools and environments for the same type of pre-Internet political activities or they are fundamentally transforming the forms and dynamics of participation?..Learn more

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