Talk at the Library: The «Street Art» of the Web

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An Xiao Mina on the Transformative Power of Memes

Memes to Movements

Have you ever wondered how the «silly» stuff of internet memes is connected to our interactions, social movements and politics? An Xiao Mina, affiliate researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and author of Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power, studies the complex role and power of memes in global politics and social movements – from the umbrella protests in Hong Kong to the surprising popularity of the «grass mud horse» on Chinese platform Weibo to the Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S.

An joins us for a talk at the Asia Society Library about how memes influence the real world. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this innovative thinker personally.

Program:

11:50 – Doors open
12:00 – Conversation with An Xiao Mina
13:30 – End of Event

This event is for Asia Society Switzerland members only.

Space is limited and seats are awarded on a first come first serve basis.

A brown bag lunch will be served.

Attendance is free. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event the latest.


An Xiao Mina

An Xiao Mina is an affiliate researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a 2016 Knight Visiting Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, where she studied online language barriers and their impact on journalism. Further, she is co-founder of The Civic Beat, a global research collective focused on the creative side of civic technology. An is author of Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power (2019).

Event Details

Thu 05 Sep 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Switzerland

Mühlebachstrasse 20

8008 Zürich

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