Visual Anthropology Review 32 (2):144-156 (2016)

Meg Stalcup
University of Ottawa
This article analyzes the role of key visual technologies in contemporary media activism in Brazil. Drawing on a range of media formats and sources, it examines how the aesthetic politics of activists in protests that took place in 2013 opened the way for wider sociopolitical change. The forms and practices of the media activists, it is argued, aimed explicitly at producing transformative politics. New media technologies were remediated as a kind of equipment that could generate new relationships and subjectivities, and thereby access to intentionally undetermined futures.
Keywords aesthetics  artivism  Brazil  memes  new media  policing  social movements
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