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It’s Your World, So Change It: Using the Power of the Internet to Create Social Change by Tom Head

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7. How to Use Multimedia as an Activism Tool

“I longed for a power of vision which might overpass that limit; which might reach the busy world, towns, regions full of life I had heard of but never seen...I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.”—Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)

The oldest recorded forms of human communication are not words, but rather paintings and sculptures. About 30,000 years ago, an anonymous group of ancient humans wandered into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France and left a beautiful mess, drawing hyenas and other wild animals, making handprints on the wall, and generally leaving an impression. A few thousand years later, another group wandered in and added ...

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