Occupy Through YouTube? 1/3

(shot after my talk at YouTube on a flipcam)

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My Own Way is the Best

Emailed to be during my talk at Re:Humanities by Laura McGrane.

She emailed me to clarify: “the quotation with th…

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"Biking is a Passion, not a Form of Exploitation”: Liberating the Bike on Tumblr By Latina Rider

By Cindy Donis

Having explored the bike community LAFixed.com and determining that it wasn’t a safe space for a cyclist like me, a Questioning Latina who occasionally rides her inexpensive bike mai…

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Fluency and Sophistication


Expression of difficulty of expression in short time. Pretty easy to do but colored by a sense of urgency …

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Why do safe spaces need an hierarchy?

Why do safe spaces need a hierarchy?  Rules sure, but can they be encouraged/reinforced by equals?  Is feminism hierarchical?

What state does this mantra induce?

(Not art, but participation and …

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"The Occupy Experience"

One of the students from Online Feminist Spaces made this video about our field trip to Occupy LA: “The Occupy Experienc…

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Voice/Body 2

A video made during my talk at Occidental College

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I Wish I Had the Time to Make the Video, "Shit Islamophobes Say"

This video was shared with me via an iphone by Zareena Grewal during my talk at Yale.

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Networks with a Cause: Critical Lovink

“Forget the browser: real-time is the new crack.” (this and all following quotes by Geert Lovink)

Next up on my priva…

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Like the epic

@alexandrajuhasz Access begs literacy Literacy initiates production Like the epic, the #mantrafesto begins in media res feministonlinespaces.com/2011/10/mantra…

tweeted to me by @digitaldante durin…

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One Feminist Online Media Mantrafesto*

By Alex on October 14, 2011

Access begs literacy
Literacy initiates production
Mass production fosters popularity.

Popularity produces virality
Virality forecloses context, shared interests and vocabulary, and local community
Community is built upon safety.

Safety fosters the sharing of voice and responsibility
Shared responsibility is necessary for democracy
Democracy protects vulnerability.

Vulnerability forecloses visibility
Visibility demands a safe space
Safe spaces need rules and hierarchies.

Rules and hierarchies require transparency and process
Process is built upon equal voices
All voices want a body.

A body needs to be visible
Visibility allows for warranting
Warranting insures civility and positionality.

Positionality fosters political community
Political communities demand spaces, both virtual and real
Spaces demand access

-Alexandra Juhasz
feel free to comment, nuance or add your own mantra

  • “Mantrafesto” suggested by Thomas Burkdall

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