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Networked audience participation: the futurity of post-Brexit democracy in One Day, Maybe and Operation Black Antler

Dunne-Howrie, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9831-4195 (2021). Networked audience participation: the futurity of post-Brexit democracy in One Day, Maybe and Operation Black Antler. Studies in Theatre and Performance, doi: 10.1080/14682761.2021.1964849

Abstract

Where are we in the story of British democracy? Was the 2016 EU Referendum a rehearsal for a new political system of direct democracy that ultimately benefits the far right? Or will the Internet replace the conventional machinery of government with a radical new form of network power where people discursively experiment with new political realities through aesthetic modes of social relations? This article proffers the term ‘networked participation’ to describe a conceptual model of citizenry centred on structuring meaning through the dialogic exchange of information in aesthetic environments. The political ideals of network politics inform my analysis of the complex web of connections that participants scaffold in the performances Operation Black Antler (Blast Theory and Hydrocracker 2017) and One Day, Maybe (dreamthinkspeak 2017) between identitarian ideology in Britain and competing narratives of democracy’s meaning in South Korea, respectively. This model of audience participation is proffered to develop a theory of social relations produced through a theatrical experience of digital interconnectivity.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Studies in Theatre and Performance. Dunne-Howrie, J. (2021). Networked audience participation: the futurity of post-Brexit democracy in One Day, Maybe and Operation Black Antler. Studies in Theatre and Performance, doi: 10.1080/14682761.2021.1964849. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.”
Publisher Keywords: Blast Theory; Hydrocracker; dreamthinkspeak; immersive theatre; information age
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
Date available in CRO: 12 Aug 2021 10:51
Date deposited: 12 August 2021
Date of acceptance: 21 May 2021
Date of first online publication: 10 August 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26582
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