War and Social Media in Serbia: from Nationalism to Resistance. Week# 4 Global Internet Activism

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In response to yesterday's first anniversary of Kosovo's independence.

Global Internet Activism Week# 4 War and Social Media in Serbia: from Nationalism to Resistance Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Political Activism, Advocacy, and Art Activism week 2 week 1 Access, Censorship, Social Media, and the week 3 Alleged Democratization Citizen Media: from of Society Seattle to South Korea War and Social Media: Serbia week 5 week 4 War and Social Media: Iraq, Gaza week 6 Spring Break week 7 War and Social Media: Counter-publics Iran, Afghanistan in Iran week 8 week 9 Cell phone-enabled Citizen Media in China week 12 activism: Philippines Burma week 11 week 10 Japan, Singapore A Better World in Second Life? week 14 One Laptop Per Child week 13 Cyber Publics in India week 15 Mobilization Trebor Scholz | The New School University | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Location_of_Serbia_in_Europe,_Kosovo_included.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Yugoslavia_1998_ethnic_map_es.svg/800px-Yugoslavia_1998_ethnic_map_es.svg.png

http://cidc.library.cornell.edu/DOF/yugoslavia/Captioned/greeting.htm

Back Then, Over There? Human Rights Disasters: 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: Ignored by Nato 1995 Massacre of Srebrenica: UN walks out, NATO-- no response 1999 NATO's high altitude bombings of Kosovo and Serbia Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

President Bill Clinton - Statement on Kosovo Intervention http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rusF4OJzGbo

http://www.thing.de/blinkface/vh2/usandthem/ Excerpt from: Predictions of Fire by Michael Benson (1996) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co2Gm3y0qpQ&feature=PlayList&p=64AD6D43071FFFA7&index=6

War and Social Media: Serbia week 4 Feb 14, 17 Required Readings: Raymond Williams, quot;Alternative Technology, Alternative Uses?,quot; Raymond Williams, Televison (London: Routledge, 1990) 138-160 Scholz, Trebor. quot;Carnival in the Eye of the Storm.quot; Art Journal (2000). 1 Dec. 2000. 14 Jan. 2009 Archive of posts March 1999. 1 March. 1999. 26 Jan. 2009 <http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9903/maillist.html>. Suggested Reading: (Excerpts handed out in class) Collin, Matthew. This Is Serbia Calling : Rock 'n Roll Radio and Belgrade's Underground Resistance. London: Serpent's Tail Limited, 2001. Case Studies: Radio B-92 Media: Excerpts: Predictions of Fire by Michael Benson (1996) Trebor Scholz | The New School University | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Questions for this Week Tuesday: Context, Art, B92 Why were there no (art) activist responses to the NATO bombing in 1999? Was the productive silence caused by the uncertainties related to complexities of history(thousands of years of histories, written differently by each party)? Who has the time to educate themselves well enough to take a stand? Thursday: Readings: Raymond Williams Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Fleeing Kosovo Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

http://www.molodiez.org/kosovo_web/movies/dita.html Aferdita Kelmendi director of RTV21 Pristina (Kosovo), the first Albanian-language radio station to broadcast freely from Kosovo. In-Class Reading: Conflict, Intervention, Media: the West and the Balkans with Boris Buden and Aferdita Kelmendi WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 2000, TRANSCRIPT AFERDITA KELMENDI http://hrp.bard.edu/resource_pdfs/budenandkelmendi.transcript.pdf Fleeing Kosovo Newshour interview of Aferdita Kelmendi with Phil Ponce (4/12/99). http://hrp.bard.edu/resource_pdfs/ponce.kelmendi.pdf Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Mathew Brady: Death at Antietam, 1862 (photographs of the civil war) http://www.arkitectrue.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/0228_brady-federal-dead-battle-gettysburg.jpg Mathew Brady photographed the civil war and documented the war and repositioned the dead and the machinery of war.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGOZTpbuUY&feature=PlayList&p=E516EF846565A0A2&playnext=1&index=30 Those who control images control history. Technologized, awe-inspiring, entertaining images of quot;sovereign violencequot; -- even thousands of cameras cannot represent the experience of human suffering. Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Trebor Scholz, 79 Days

Trebor Scholz, 79 Days

Trebor Scholz, 79 Days

The NATO Bombing, Art, and the Internet Whose voices were heard online? Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

http://www.molodiez.org/kosovo_web/movies/moviesclips.html

quot;It's us the armchair passengers who observe what passes, and decide what passed. <...> To quot;doquot; something doesn't always mean to engage oneself in the concrete practical situation. Grasping the meaning of historical events can have an impact on them...quot; quot;There is never enough time- for an accurate knowledge of the history of a region, for reliable, confirmed information, for an instant theory that explains it all...quot; --- Bastard Special Edition

http://www.ljudmila.org/~woelle/lajka/war/ quot;Nearly ramdom screenshotsquot; from Yugoslavian TV on the night of March 24, 1999 shows how different networks (CNN, BBC World, and local stations) portray the bombing.

quot;The media have a role in producing the situations that they seem only to anticipate... The camera transformed life into mis-en-scene, and scripts an awareness of a future audience of witnesses. quot; (J. Crandall, 2004) Crandall, J. On Accuracy. <nettime>. Available: http://amsterdam.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0401/msg00046.html. Last Accessed17 November 2004. Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Vuc Cosic, TV Screens

Andrej Tisma Glorious Victory http://www.webheaven.co.yu/victory/nato1.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20030603181712/www.teo-spiller.org/kosovo/

http://web.archive.org/web/20030603192101/www.teo-spiller.org/wargames/

screen cast of http://www.teo-spiller.org.way_back_stub/wargames/index.htm

Sisley Xhafa http://ww.mediachannel.org/images/eyestorm/xhafa-585X400.jpg

Teo Spiller Us/them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xkUMqXyDAo&feature=PlayLis t&p=64AD6D43071FFFA7&playnext=1&index=2 Predictions of Fire (1996), Michael Benson Facing the Menace of Totalitarianism http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res= 9C06E0DA1F3CF931A35753C1A960958260 Srdjan Dragojevic, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame Pretty Village, Pretty Flame. Yugoslavia, 1996. Director: Srdjan Dragojevic. 128 mins.Loosley based on a true incident, Dragojevic&Mac185;s multilayered narrative focuses on a bloody,ten-day stand-off between Muslims and the Serbs they have trapped in a tunnel linking Zagrebwith Belgrade. The Brotherhood and Unity tunnel is used as a symbolic staging ground in whichthe desperate soldiers act out serio-comic vignettes covering a wide rage of topics before theyare killed off one by one. quot;Wilder in its black humor than M.A.S.H., bolder in its vision than any movie Stanley Kubrick hasmade, this is one of the most audacious anti-war statements ever committed to the big screen.quot; Variety

http://www.thing.de/blinkface/vh2/index_b.htm

US & them http://www.thing.de/blinkface/vh2/usandthem/

Predrag Sidjanin In Memento http://ps.memetic-tv.net/index_im.html

uw2 Group http://www.thing.de/blinkface/ vh2/pavlec/clinetton.htm

Miss Saigon http://ps.memetic-tv.net/index_ta.html Miss Saigon http://ps.memetic-tv.net/index_ta.html

B92: the Beginning of Citizen Journalism in Serbia Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Guest speaker: thank you to Danica Radovanovic! respond at: http://seesmic.com/videos/W3XZxJlMTf Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

http://web.archive.org/web/19990428142152/http://www.b92.net/index.html

-- founded in May 1989 in Belgrade as a predominantly youth-oriented radio station “B92 is a gutsy, in your face broadcaster which stands up for the rights of Serbian people.” “The station was a rare outlet for independent news and information in Serbia under Slobodan Milošević, and was a force behind many demonstrations that took place in Belgrade during the turbulent 1990s. Due to this, B92 won MTV Free Your Mind award in 1998, and many other awards for journalism and fighting for human rights. B92 is the subject of the bestselling book This is Serbia Calling.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B92 Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Apr 24, 1999 * Apr 28, 1999 http://web.archive.org/web/19990424073033/http://www.b92.net/ May 08, 1999 *

B92 was shut down by authorities a few times in its early years. “It was forced off the air for a time in 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia, and government agents cracked down on independent reporting. The government took over the station in 1999 but the team continued broadcasting in borrowed studios as B2-92. In a dawn raid in May 2000 government troops seized everything but internet broadcasting from secret studios continued until after the ousting of Slobodan Milošević in October 2000, when the two stations were unified. It has continued as a combined music and news radio station since. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B92 Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

Nationalism and Social Media Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4689344/Documentary_-_Nato_bombing_of_Serbia Trebor Scholz | LCST 4014 A | Spring 2009

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