Technology and the Turkish Mind: Internet Animation as Counter Culture in Turkey

Murat Akser

Abstract


This paper is an attempt in interpreting the relationship between the adoption of new communications technologies such as the internet and how they are transformed and used in expression of a resisting cultural identity through content creation, namely internet flash animation in Turkey. The study discusses the Turkish adaptation of media of communication as social practice and as a means of social resistance and cultural expression. Its main focus is on internet use and especially around the use of humorous animated stories on the web.


Keywords


Internet, animation, satire, AKP, globalization, media, Turkey, censorship

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