Extra Credit Blog Post

I found Renee’s presentation on internet activism under the Chinese firewall to be extremely interesting. The concept of this type of activism is extremely dynamic. Using censored social media interaction to undermine and rebel against the government is interesting as is, but the way in which the activists use the confines of government censorship to their advantage is extremely interesting. I love that these protestors often use humor in the form of visual mediums to oppose their oppressors and then claim to just be goofing around, or “having fun on the internet”.

I also loved the presenter’s use of images and graphics in the presentation. I always try to avoid putting too many words in my powerpoint, but I never really consider the use of trigger diagrams or symbols, which Renee used extremely effectively (examples include locks, trains, real and modified logos). Overall, It was a well delivered presentation with an extremely engaging visual aid.

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