This is the editors' note to accompany the special issue on digital activism.

About the Author(s)

Ben McCorkle, Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University-Marion and the author of Rhetorical Delivery as Technological Discourse: A Cross-Historical Study, has long been interested in the effects of technological disruption on social and cultural structures—even back in the day when he was a quasi-gutter punk hanging out with the Foods Not Bombs kids in Athens, Georgia, designing Xerox flyers, mixing up batches of wheat paste, and filling five-gallon buckets full of hearty vegan goulash.

Jason Palmeri, Associate Professor of English at Miami University and author of Remixing Composition: A History of Multimodal Writing Pedagogy, is currently researching and practicing online video activism in queer counterpublics. As a Florida high school student in the early ‘90s, Jason once encircled Jeb Bush yelling, "Racist, Sexist, Anti-gay... Jeb Bush Go Away!" Sadly, this moment was not captured on digital media.



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