IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
September 2011 – December 2011. Working with Fred Turner, Dept of Communication
My project “Rebels of Today” investigates the representation of radical right and left wing groups in digital media. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between political ideology and appropriation of technology. During my visit at H-STAR I am working on the qualitative data analysis of protest events where radical right and left wing groups collide. I examine how they renegotiate their collective identity in cross-ideological discussion online, and mobilize civil society using the social web. The analysis includes self-representation, intra- and cross-ideological discussion, and news media coverage in different online media formats.