“Trolling to Success: How Provoking and Offending People Came to Define Russian Political Discourse, and Why That’s Fine”

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Apr 14, 2016
Art Com 102, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Kevin Rothrock, editor @RuNetEcho & co-manager @RuNetMemes, will talk as part of the 22nd Annual Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Conference.  Rothrock will discuss digital politics and online communities in contemporary Russian culture, and how his own career has taken shape in this context. He will address how the decline of traditional blogging has affected the Russian Internet, how censorship and snooping concerns about both Russian and foreign social networks are shaping Russia’s political discourse, and how the ideological landscape of the “RuNet” has changed over the past four years, since Putin’s return to the Kremlin.  With each of these subjects, he will talk about how the concept of “trolling” has come to be a basic component of life among the country’s contemporary chattering classes. Catered Lunch served.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Parents and Families

Sponsored By: Russian Studies

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