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By Matt Ratto,Megan Boler,Ronald Deibert

Today, DIY -- home made -- describes greater than self-taught carpentry. Social media permits DIY electorate to arrange and protest in new methods (as in Egypt's "Twitter revolution" of 2011) and to repurpose company content material (or create new user-generated content material) which will supply political counternarratives. This booklet examines the usefulness and boundaries of DIY citizenship, exploring the varied types of political participation and "critical making" that experience emerged lately. The authors and artists during this assortment describe DIY electorate whose actions variety from activist fan running a blog and video creation to knitting and the production of group gardens. members learn DIY activism, describing new modes of civic engagement that come with Harry Potter fan activism and the actions of the definite males. they think about DIY making in studying, tradition, hacking, and the humanities, together with homemade media construction and collaborative documentary making. They speak about DIY and layout and the way electorate can release the black field of technological infrastructures to interact and innovate open and participatory severe making. they usually discover DIY and media, describing activists' efforts to remake and reimagine media and the general public sphere. As those chapters clarify, DIY is characterised by way of its emphasis on "doing" and making instead of passive intake. DIY voters suppose energetic roles as interventionists, makers, hackers, modders, and tinkerers, in pursuit of latest different types of engaged and participatory democracy.ContributorsMike Ananny, Chris Atton, Alexandra Bal, Megan Boler, Catherine Burwell, pink Chidgey, Andrew Clement, Negin Dahya, Suzanne de Castell, Carl DiSalvo, Kevin Driscoll, Christina Dunbar-Hester, Joseph Ferenbok, Stephanie Fisher, Miki Foster, Stephen Gilbert, Henry Jenkins, Jennifer Jenson, Yasmin B. Kafai, Ann gentle, Steve Mann, Joel McKim, Brenda McPhail, Owen McSwiney, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Graham Meikle, Emily Rose Michaud, Kate Milberry, Michael Murphy, Jason Nolan, Kate Orton-Johnson, Kylie A. Peppler, David J. Phillips, Karen Pollock, Matt Ratto, Ian Reilly, Rosa Reitsamer, Mandy Rose, Daniela okay. Rosner, Yukari Seko, Karen Louise Smith, Lana Swartz, Alex Tichine, Jennette Weber, Elke Zobl

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