Mobile phones and activism in Africa

In the ongoing process of researching for my MA thesis, I’ve been most recently interested by how mobile phones are used in a context of activism, for advocacy, organisation or mobilisation purposes. Published in 2010, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa, edited by Sokari Ekine, brings an interesting collection of case studies an essays. Some…

Keywords & more references

So I’ve submitted my thesis proposal recently. While procrastinating, I stumbled upon this website that lets you make word clouds out of a piece of text. To try it out I entered my proposal to see what keywords it would drag out. Interesting to see what the ‘project’ looks like visually. At the moment, I’m…

Reading list: feminism, technology, activism

It’s back to school for me. After the long process of administrative bullshit to get all my papers in order to register, I’m finally starting my MA in Media Studies at Wits. I just finished the first step in preparing my literature review for my MA proposal. I just thought I would share a little…