Today, DIY -- do-it-yourself -- describes more than self-taught carpentry. Social media enables DIY citizens to organize and protest in new ways (as in Egypt's "Twitter revolution" of 2011) and to repurpose corporate content (or create new user-generated content) in order to offer political counternarratives. This book examines the usefulness and limits of DIY citizenship, exploring the diverse forms of political participation and "critical making" that have emerged in recent years. The authors and artists in this ...

DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media 2014, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262525527

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DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media 2014, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262026819

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