Arabic Glitch

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Arabic Glitch


Arabic Glitch explores an alternative origin story of twenty-first century technological innovation in digital politics—one centered on the Middle East and the 2011 Arab uprisings. Developed from an archive of social media data collected over the decades following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, this book interrogates how the logic of programming technology influences and shapes social movements.
Engaging revolutionary politics, Arab media, and digital practice in form, method, and content, Laila Shereen Sakr formulates a media theory that advances the concept of the glitch as a disruptive media affordance. She employs data analytics to analyze tweets, posts, and blogs to describe the political culture of social media, and performs the results under the guise of the Arabic-speaking cyborg VJ Um Amel.

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Subtitle: Technoculture, Data Bodies, and Archives
Author: Sakr, Laila Shereen
Year: 2023
ISBN: 9781503635883
Pages: 194
Language: English
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publisher's city: Palo Alto CA
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