Digital Occupation: Hi-Tech Borders in Palestine-Israel
Mon, October 1, 2012 • 4:00 PM • Littlefield House (24th and Whitis)
A talk by Helga Tawil-Souri, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and Middle East and Islamic Studies, New York University.
Where is the digital? What is underground? Does cyberspace have a frontier? By focusing on technology and media infrastructures and highlighting the digital's political geography, this talk argues that globalization and hi-tech have not eradicated the importance of territoriality. The process of 'digital occupation' in Palestine-Israel demonstrates what is true globally: the digital is deeply territorial, new kinds of borders are emerging, and media development and infrastructure continue to be politically charged processes.