Posts tagged with ‘Tahrir Square’

OR Books is releasing Tweets from Tahrir this coming spring. It’s an edited compendium of Twitter posts from last spring’s Egyptian revolution.

Via Brain Pickings:

Tweets from Tahrir, an excellent new addition to alternative publishing powerhouse OR Books‘ stable of progressive social and political commentary, is a compelling time-capsule of the revolution unfolded before the world’s eyes as young people used social platforms to coordinate an historic uprising, documented it with their mobile phones, and spread it across the social web — a revolution not only of political dogma, but also of media dogma as citizen journalists in the streets replaced traditional newsrooms to deliver rich real-time insight into the heart of a historical milestone…

…Fast-paced and relentlessly fascinating, Tweets from Tahrir is unlike any book ever written, much in the way that the Egyptian Revolution was unlike any uprising ever orchestrated. To miss it is to deny yourself unprecedented understanding of the sociocultural forces that shape our political and media reality.

What was what and what was where?
The BBC has an interactive photo of Cairo’s Tahrir Square demonstrating how it was organized, from toilets, to a newspaper wall to a kindergarten.

What was what and what was where?

The BBC has an interactive photo of Cairo’s Tahrir Square demonstrating how it was organized, from toilets, to a newspaper wall to a kindergarten.

It was very violent and brutal against peaceful people who just trying to cross the bridge… 17 people died right before my eyes. That has been motivating me to collect all the footage possible. We have three computers, Mac, Linux, PC, so we’ll be able to handle everything. Cameras, mobile phones, anything.

— Ahmad Abdalla, a 32-year-old filmmaker, Cairo’s Band of Geeks Survives Tahrir Square Assault (Wired).