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10 Contested Images of 2012

Remember that little video campaign called #Kony2012? Yeah, we wish we could forget too. Few videos have reached the magnitude of pestilence that the non-profit Invisible Children’s video achieved this…..

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Il Manifesto

It may come across as self-indulgent and somewhat presumptuous that I named the original version of Africa is a Country “The Leo Africanus.” But it was also a fortuitous choice…..

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#Kony2012 is a Mixtape

It’s been interesting to see how Kony 2012 went from being a viral campaign (the biggest in history?) to an internet meme, to a self-fulfilling parody. And now it’s an…..

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Africa @ SXSW: A Twitter analysis of #Kony2012

Data Scientist at the New York City start up SocialFlow, Gilad Lotan, analyzes social media data. AIAC met Lotan at SXSW and asked him what he has found out about…..

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#Kony2012 the musical

We want to step off #Kony2012 (we promise to lay off them by this weekend), but we could not let this one pass. We know that Jason wants a career…..

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Jeffrey Gettleman’s continent

Chief among the debates (or what passes for debates on blogs, Twitter and in mainstream media) about #Kony2012, are these two questions: whether or not external observers should raise awareness…..

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The Invisible Christians of #Kony2012

In the last few days every journalist (or outraged blogger) covering #Kony2012 has been so busy reporting on what the bloggers have been saying and putting together salad after salad…..

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#Kony2012 is ‘magical’

This weekend after watching this surreal clip on CNN of a hyped-up Jason Russell addressing Joseph Kony directly through the screen (on Piers Morgan’s “interview” show on CNN), we asked…..