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Image Protests on Social Media

What role do images play in protest movements worldwide? To what extent can images be viewed as political actors that not only document, but shape and initiate protests online? The DFG-funded research project investigates the aesthetics, affects and algorithms of contemporary image protests on social media.

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The team of the DFG-projecte "Image Protest on Social Media" in the exhibition "Dangerous Border". From left to right: Kay Zeisig, Dr. Verena Straub, Tanja-Bianca Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schankweiler. © Anja Schneider