Consideration of injustice, an issue of concern, a “big world problem” or “wicked issue”. Familiarisation with various issues, debates and viewpoints.
-> No more “out of sight”, hidden stories. Puts into question privacy?
-> Mainstream media -> City walls as an art gallery, where all people can be reached
-> Freedom of speech
-> Social and economic inequality
-> Police interference – facebook, monitoring
-> Heavy-handed punishments
-> Police brutality – Civil rights era, #BlackLivesMatter
-> Pepper spray images “disproportionate force”
-> Protesting – occupation of public spaces
-> Control of public space reflects who is in charge, the military and government or the people?
-> The power of social and visual media
-> Online archiving – archiving the revolution
Government, politics, and regimes
Unemployment, particularly in the youth population
Power of memes
Cultural activism/Visual activism -> Visual thinking
Identity representation in popular culture, emphasis on gender and sexuality.
The shift in representation, “they do not represent us” (discussed in chapter 7), Mirzoeff 292.
Governments and regimes
REPRESENTATION OF INDIVIDUALS, SOCIETIES, COUNTRIES, PEOPLES
Globalization – pros and cons
Mirzoeff, Nicholas. “Afterword.” How to See the World. N.p.: Pelican Introduction, n.d. 279-98. Print.