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Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine

Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine

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When Anastasia Taylor-Lind found herself in Kiev at the height of violence during Ukraine’s Independence Square protests, the documentary photographer decided to record not the fighting itself, but the human beings involved. Setting up a makeshift photo studio in an alleyway inside the barricaded square, she beckoned passers-by — the protesters themselves, and later the women who came []

Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

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In 2011, a single email launched what became a worldwide movement calling out wealth inequality. Yet three years on, Occupy hasn’t delivered on its utopian promises. Why? In opening Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci talks about the shortcomings of social movements galvanized by social media. To be sure, online networks have had a profound []