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Amy Johnson

How do communities form around media technologies? How should we understand the relative importance of media, language, and location in social interaction? How do individuals and institutions navigate the competing/cooperative/other claims of different forms of mediation? Amy explores these and similarly giant questions through the lens of online parody and satire. Focal points include censorship, collaborative creativity, and world creation in multiple linguistic environments (English, Arabic, and Japanese). And telegraphy, because it's cool.

Key words

language and technology, linguistic and media anthropology, sociolinguistics, social media, CMC, parody, satire, humor





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