The current issue of the Portuguese online arts, culture and technology magazine Interact focuses on art, activism and digital networks and includes an article by Helen Varley Jamieson that looks at the impact and effectiveness of online activism through cyberformance.
Networked Conversations as Activism discusses the methods, processes, challenges and results of the cyberformance projects make-shift and We have a situation! Both projects facilitated networked conversations around urgent topics, between local and global, proximal and online, audiences. The article concludes that the proto-political engagement and awareness-raising achieved through these project is more impactful than comparatively passive forms of online activism such as petitions and “clicktivism”.
Read the full article here (in English).