Human Mic: Technologies for Democracy

September 2012
NACLA Report on the Americas;Fall2012, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p33
Academic Journal
In this article the author explores the use and success of the so-called human microphone in assemblies, marches and teach-ins. It is noted that the human microphone has been used during anti-war and anti-nuclear protests in the U.S. It was also widely used by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement to confront the New York City government's prohibition against using electric amplification. Modern conceptions of technology are also confronted by the human microphone.


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