Tactic as Art: Everyday Digital Resistance
School of Design, Undergraduate Communications Design
This project uses cases from the early days of the pandemic to frame the concept of everyday digital resistance, unpacking the factors that contributed to the domination of this type of resistance.
While capitalism prioritizes digital platforms’ marketing values, online platforms are also venues for activism across borders.
Everyday digital resistance is characterized as tactics of micro-interventions integrated into life, standing opposite from radical confrontations on the continuum of activism. Often spontaneous and unorganized, the actions collectively create impact and the potential to undermine power, while individuals can remain relatively disguised and unnoticed, which is especially valuable for actors in high-risk contexts.