What does the visual have to do with military occupation? How does the process of digitization affect the power relationship between Israelis and Palestinians; soldiers and citizens; occupiers and occupied? This mini symposium brings together three scholars who have written extensively on matters of visibility, the visual arts, and digital technology in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to address these and related questions.
Israel’s occupation has been transformed in the digital age. Today, when all players in this political playing field carry smartphones and employ social media, Israeli military rule is visible as never before, often in real time. This talk will consider the varying ways that the digital age has changed this political theater.
GIL Z. HOCHBERG (UCLA)
REBECCA STEIN (Duke University)
MARK LEVINE (UC Irvine)
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Funding Provided by the
NEH Endowment in Jewish Civilization
UCLA Department of History
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
UCLA Digital Humanities Program