The post-election dispute that erupted in Kenya in 2007/2008 caused not only clashes followed by widespread violence and forced internal migrations but also the beginning of a new technological era for the Kenyan tech community and the Kenyan media activist scene. This talk will explore how a set of new analytical tools can be employed to study how new technologies can be used to gain power by different types of activists. Dr Vincenzo Cavallo will reflect in particular on the concept of Informational Multitude and on the model he developed during his research in Kenya, the eParticipation Ecologies, discussing possible applications for future research projects and political actions.
Speaker: Dr Vincenzo Cavallo (Cultural Video Foundation, Nairobi) is a visual artist, academic and a media activist. Since 2003 he has been producing video documentaries and developed participation platforms for independent media companies, national and international broadcasters, cultural institutions, no profit organizations and social movements. In 2009 he developed www.urbanmirror.org, a participatory platform using the Ushahidi software to map public space and public art in Nairobi.
The event is part of the seminar series “MEDIA AND GOVERNANCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: NETWORKS OF POWER AND STRATEGIC NARRATIVES” organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP). For more information, please contact Iginio.email@example.com
**If you missed the seminar, we have made the video of the event available online in the MULTIMEDIA section of this website.