Dissemination Activity: Third Paper Presentation for VIDEOACT Completed

Şirin presented her paper “Playful Activism of Online Mash-up Videos: Political Critique through Satire” on a panel focusing on Online Activism at the NECS conference, this year held in Bucharest from 22 to 26 June, 2022. The presentation explored the political mash-up videos of Barbar and how satire is employed to put forward a new political argument. The ensuing discussion touched upon the cathartic aspect of comedy and the use of humor as a form of political resistance; as well as issues relating to security for the creator of the videos, considering the tightening of government control over the internet in Turkey.