On 10 March, an estimated 15.000 people took part in a Moscow protest against a proposed law on the ‘isolation’ of the Russian internet. I commented on the ‘Internet sovereignty’ law, as well as other recent development in Russian internet regulation, for BBC World Service’s Newshour.
Listen back to the interview here
What are the opportunities for applying digital humanities methods and, in particular, Computer Vision to study policy legitimation in mass media? Can Computer Vision and other multimodal approaches help us understand and analyse the non-narrative elements of political communication, such as intonation and facial expressions, as they occur in, e.g., speeches, news broadcasts and TV talk shows? To explore these questions, I will participate in the two-day workshop ‘Towards New Horizons in Digital Humanities: Multimodal Approaches for Visual Media’ at the University of Passau, organised by the Passau Center for eHumanities (15-16.03). To what extent can multimodal approaches to (audio)visual materials help detect, categorise and measure the prevalence of affective triggers in the framing of internet policy in Russian TV talk shows?
On Friday 8 March I will be speaking about affective framing and the legitimation of internet control at the conference ‘Moral Machines? Ethics and Politics of the Digital World’ in Helsinki. The three day conference (6-8 March) is organised by Susanna Lindberg and Hanna-Riikka Roine at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
11.00–13.00 Session 9: Geopolitics and Technology of Space (HCAS common room)
Mariëlle Wijermars (Aleksanteri Institute): “Affective Framing and the Legitimation of Internet Control in Russia”