Gene Sharp created his list of 198 nonviolent methods in 1973. In the years since, media has become dramatically more accessible to activists. Media produced by activists can now have mass reach at low cost thanks to the ease of creating user-generated content and the multiple platforms that allow for near-free self-broadcast to a mass audience in a variety of textual and visual formats. How can the canon of nonviolent methods intelligently integrate these new capacities?
This presentation will review the initial findings of Digital 198, a crowdsourced project by Patrick Meier and Mary Joyce, that is collecting digital enhancements to the 198 analog nonviolent methods as well as new methods made possible by the peer-produced, self-broadcasted, highly attention-competitive, and near-free nature of digital media.
I attended this Webinar today, and it was excellent. I learned of ten new digital or online enhancements for nonviolent action online or to support nonviolent action in the "real world". This adds the 198 different types of nonviolent action defined and classified by Dr. Gene Sharp, in his 1973 book: "The Politics of Nonviolent Action". Sharp wrote the influential pamphlet/essay/monograph: "From Dictatorship to Democracy", which was very influential in inspiring the Arab Spring. According to George Lakey at the Global Nonviolent Action Database at Swarthmore College, they have discovered the 199th distinct form of nonviolent action. This database is free, open to the public, face to face or online. It is also based on the framework developed by Gene Sharp. Thanks for an excellent presentation and responses to the Q & A. Well done! Paul
I wasn't able to attend the webinar but am really interested in the subject. Was it recorded and posted anywhere that I can watch or listen to it now?