Join REEES-affiliated faculty Olga Kuchinskaya (Associate Professor, Department of Communications; Affiliated Faculty, Cultural Studies Program) for her talk on "TECHNOLOGIES OF PROTEST IN BELARUS."
Building on the theme of the Common Seminar, Culture, Technology, and the Critic, this presentation considers the design and continuous adjustment of platforms to support civil society in the context of the ongoing protests in Belarus. Tens and hundreds of thousands have been protesting every Sunday after the rigged presidential elections on August 9, 2020. In this talk, I consider the two key tools used to support political mobilization before and after the elections: the platform Golos meant to ensure the integrity of the elections and the messaging app Telegram, the main media of the protests.
All Pitt students and faculty members are invited to tune into the live event via https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97133762482.
To learn more about this year's Common Seminar offered by the Cultural Studies Program and Professor Kuchinskaya, click here: https://www.culturalstudies.pitt.edu/news-story/spring-2021-common-semin...