We are happy to announce that the Volkswagen Foundation is funding our follow-up project on the Attention Strategies of Video Activism on the Social Web” from 2018 to 2021.

The new project builds on the results of our previous project on “Video Activism 2.0: Between Social Media and Social Movements” (2016-18). Our team is dedicated to in-depth research on the specific activist strategies for designing, producing and distributing political videos, with regard to the attention economy of the social web. These strategies include the invention of new video formats, the use of new technologies and the formation of new “production alliances”. The field of video activism may be seen as a particularly insightful case, highlighting both the opportunities and risks of political interaction, discussion and conflict on the social web. The aim of this project is to shed light on these developments and contribute to increased media literacy.

Project kick-off is on first of October, expect some first changes to our website as we are getting closer to this date. More info coming soon!