[artinfo] images of global politics (Game related)

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Mon Nov 15 14:17:52 CET 2010

Hi everyone,

Please respond to jeremy at tmttlt.com and i'll be willing to share the 
list with anyone that asks.

I'm looking for the images of global, world, or international 
politics that are canonical to your mind.  Keep in mind that these 
things can be intensely local, so I'm asking for as many thing as you 
can imagine that you think you would share with people from your 
community/ies as you imagine them.

This is for a project that I'm working on in the Spring that will 
integrate video/images/texts/ and videogames into a course on global 
politics targeted at freshmen and sophomores.  I've found that most 
of my undergraduate students haven't even seen the Tiananmen square 
tank video, images from the Bhopal disaster, the Challenger 
explosion, and a myriad of other highly symbolic videos that have 
influenced world events.  Some have seen video of the fall of the 
Berlin wall, and such, but none had seen the canonical picture of 
President Richard Nixon and Elvis (which is sort of symbolic of the 
transformation of the role of global leaders in the media age).  It 
doesn't have to be explicetly politics either, because media and 
civil society events have had significant effect too

So if you would send me your list of images, televised, from 
newspapers, from the internet, or otherwise mediated to you.  I don't 
need urls, i just need the Event.  I would be most grateful.

Note this project is for teaching, not research, the contents of your 
emails will be compiled and anonymized and shared with whomever asks 
for copies. As such, none of your personal information will be 
published or otherwise disseminated in any manner.

Please send them to jeremy at tmttlt.com  (it is actually a gmail 
address, so if you want to avoid sending things to gmail, don't send, 
i'm using it because it has better spam filters, not that you are 
going to send me spam, but that the address will be public and thus 
be spammed by spammers)

Thanks and if you want a copy of the list ask off list.

Jeremy Hunsinger
Political Science
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech

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