Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Digital Occupation: Hi-Tech Borders in Palestine-Israel

Mon, October 1, 2012 | Littlefield House (24th and Whitis)

4:00 PM

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.







Sponsored by: Institute for Communication on Media in the Middle East

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