Digital Dissidence

Speaker(s): Zeyno Ustun

A Cartography of the Gezi Movement and its Legal Aftermath

The Gezi Resistance, a networked movement which erupted in Istanbul, Turkey in June 2013, quickly spread to the rest of the country via the tactical and strategic utilization of the internet. The movement eventually withered away in the face of high-securitization of the city and cyber-space. Ustun will discuss how the political authority in Turkey exerted hierarchical and central control over the internet, and how their central agencies claimed this online territory incrementally, shedding light on how power operates over decentralized networks.

Event details

The Annenberg School for Communication | Room 300