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Open Fields. (Social) Networks, Revolutions and ‘New Real-life Cyborgs’


Floriana Bernardi

Dipartimento di Lettere Lingue Arti Italianistica e Culture comparate, Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’None
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The aim of this essay is to survey two major issues emerging from the recent waves of political upheavals both in the West and in North Africa: the role of self-mass communication and organized networks in building counter-power and that of the women of the Arab spring revolutions, the ‘new real-life cyborgs’ able to re-shape their bodies as places for semiotic writing and social mediation in order to encourage the rise of new social and political discourses. Making reference to a transnational postcolonial project, as well as to the Spinozan notion of affect, this essay will also try to investigate how global collective identities and subjectivities of the age of social media are shaped within the digital realm.
How to Cite: Bernardi, F., 2012. Open Fields. (Social) Networks, Revolutions and ‘New Real-life Cyborgs’. JOMEC Journal, (1), p.None. DOI:
Published on 01 Jun 2012.
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