An Aesthetic Reading of Online Artivist Projects

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  • GeoPolitics and Activism

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  • An Aesthetic Reading of Online Artivist Projects

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  • (Short paper)

    Keywords: Artivisim, net art, activism, occupy movements, Gezi, language, information age, aesthetic experience.

    This article is an essay for a theoretical reading of the contemporary online contents in light of the contemporary aesthetic theories. It focuses on online artivist productions and website projects which are related to the resistance movement in Turkey, just before, during and after the Gezi movement period (June 2013). This paper tries to analyze some of the online projects and to discover creative aspects and new trends in internet aesthetics. It also observes participatory quality of online artivist projects and common language in those projects.

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