Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program
Respondent: Naomi Lev (Student) and Alan Gilbert (SVA Faculty)
What are the roles of artists and writers in raising political awareness? What are the means used by revolutionaries to produce change in the past and what do we utilize in the present? While in the past the use of images and texts mostly manifested in newspapers and magazines, today artists, writers, and the general public become active participants using online interactions. In this panel we will explore these roles and the vehicles–their significance and potential.
• Heba Amin, Voices from the Revolution: A Speak2Tweet Project (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, DAAD Fellow)
• Itai Elizur, We News: The Effects and Power of UGC on Israeli Online News (The New School For Social Research, Media Studies, MA Candidate)
• Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, Implicated Spaces (California College of the Arts, Visual and Critical Studies, MA)