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Panel discussion on the #YoSoy132: Mexico’s Networked Social Movement – Sep 20, 5pm at the NERD Center

September 12, 2012

In collaboration with the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, Microsoft Research New England is hosting a discussion about the #YoSoy132 activist movement. Open to the public.

What: #YoSoy132: Mexico’s Networked Social Movement

When: Thursday September 20 at 5:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Conference Center (Barton Room) located at One Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, MA

Photo: (c) Omar Torres/AFP/Getty

Abstract

The role of social media in movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street has been much discussed, and such “hashtagged” social movements continue to appear in multiple latitudes. The panelists will discuss the development of the #YoSoy132 movement, “I am 132″ in English, an ongoing student-led activist group that fights for democracy and against media bias in an apparent attempt to impose the next president of Mexico during the recent 2012 general election. The movement embodies the collision between centralized traditional media and distributed social media, and reveals the limitations of social media in reaching beyond those who are already networked. The panelists include a member of the #YoSoy132 and researchers investigating networked social movements.

Bios

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a researcher and mediamaker who works on civic media, the political economy of communication, and collaborative design for media justice and communication rights. He is Assistant Professor of Civic Media at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program, Co-PI of the Center for Civic Media, and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Sasha has been a part of the Independent Media Center network, the Allied Media Conference, and VozMob, among other projects. For more info see http://schock.cc. Twitter: @schock

Antonio Attolini Murra is a student at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México majoring in political science and international relations and the spokesperson of his university’s Local Assembly in the student movement #YoSoy132. He has participated in several conferences about transnational organized crime and political reforms in Mexico. In 2011, he was elected Secretary General of his university’s Model of United Nations. He writes in his school’s newspaper, specialized publications, and online news portals such as Animal Político and ADN Político. Antonio is an avid social media user and blogs at http://antonioattolini.blogspot.com Twitter: @antonioattolini

Mayo Fuster Morell does action research in the field of social movements (Global Justice Movement, Free Culture Movement, and recent mobilization wave of “Indignados” in Spain), online collaborative communities, and, public policies. Mayo  concluded her PhD at the European University Institute, and published a book on the influence of Free Culture Movement for the emergence of 15M/Indignados mobilization in Spain. She is currently a fellow at the Berkman center for Internet and Society, a researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (Autonomous University of Barcelona), and a member of the Internet and policy steering committee of the European Council of Political Research. As part of her academic work, she is a promoter of Networked Politics collaborative action research, and the International Forum on Building Digital Commons. For more info see: http://www.onlinecreation.info Twitter: @Lilaroja

Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a social computing researcher at Microsoft Research and an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research focuses on the design and study of social media systems that support collaboration for creative expression and civic engagement. His current research looks at the use of social media in crises, such as in the Mexican Drug War. Andrés’ work has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, and Wired. Andrés holds a PhD and a Masters from the MIT Media Lab, and a Bachelor’s from Tecnológico de Monterrey. For more info see: http://andresmh.com. Twitter: @andresmh

Arrival Guidance

Upon arrival at One Memorial Drive, kindly approach the Lobby Floor Security Desk; identity yourself, show your picture ID and sign the Building Visitor Log.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2012 12:02 pm

    ¿habrá transmisión por Internet?

    • September 12, 2012 12:10 pm

      Lo pondremos en video despues. Aunque si alguien trae una laptop con webcam podemos hacer algo en vivo (aunque la calidad no seria tan buena).

  2. September 15, 2012 1:39 am

    Si lo hacen en vivo me pueden avisar donde estaran para verlos. Saludos desde Australia.

  3. September 17, 2012 12:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Gender and Media and commented:
    hope ppl from my classes can make it to this!!

  4. October 5, 2012 3:34 pm

    Universal Calling for Activists,
    We have a moral obligation as people who are working towards universal social justice, to always choose the smoothest possible path that maximizes our social impact potential and increases collective opportunities to sustainably avoid conflict at all levels of personal, social and business interaction.
    We each have a truly basic obligation as family members of Humanity itself, to be socially responsibly to ourselves and love others as you would have others love you.
    Under the cover of dark deception, we have blindly consented to program our own destruction and are being fooled into thinking it’s all OK.
    Do we accept manipulated population culling or do we wake-up, re-possess our minds and adopt the following ground-zero trilogy as a more suitable life-time ‘bed partner’?

     Citizen’s Intent Declaration. (Census-of-Intent)
     Global Truth/Sorcery Closure-Inquisition.
     Announcement of Global Mind-Freedom.

  5. Voltaire permalink
    October 12, 2012 5:33 pm

    Is there a link to the video recording of the event? Many thanks.

  6. Voltaire permalink
    October 14, 2012 6:41 pm

    Thnx , Andres!

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