Teodor Mitew

Teodor Mitew
University of Wollongong | UOW · School of The Arts, English and Media

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research background is in actor network theory and internet studies. My current projects range across the internet of things, swarm content networks, memetic warfare, object oriented ontology, and smart textiles.
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January 2011 - December 2017
University of Wollongong
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (17)
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Outright deplatforming and suppression of religiously and ideologically motivated extremist users, groups, and content does not appear to effectively curb their influence or prevent the radicalization of new users. This article outlines the key similarities between the operational dynamics of religiously and ideologically motivated extremism on soc...
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There is a significant nascent market for ethically produced products with enormous commercial potential around the world. A reliable method to signal the provenance of products is therefore critical for industry, given that competition based on price is not a viable strategy. The ability to trace and signal ethical treatment of animals is also of...
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This panel voices a series of readings from the new book '100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder', a major creative-critical collaboration by 13 MECO researchers in art, writing and media from 2016 to 2018 [Material Ecologies Research Network 2019]. Now in press, the book uses atmosphere as a mode, portal and nourishing milieu to craft respon...
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This paper aims to develop a systemic perspective of the mechanics of an online memetic warfare campaign. The paper uses as its case study the #DraftOurDaughters campaign, a viral memetic campaign conducted in October 2016 as part of the US presidential election campaign. #DraftOurDaughters was organised and produced by anonymous members of the Int...
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This paper aims to develop a systemic perspective of the mechanics of an online memetic warfare campaign. The paper uses as its case study the #DraftOurDaughters campaign, a viral memetic campaign conducted in October 2016 as part of the U.S. presidential election campaign. #DraftOurDaughters was organised and produced by anonymous members of the I...
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The stigmergic swarming of digital media environments with propaganda and personal communication made the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL and Daesh) one of the strongest terror groups in the world. This study aims to identify the digital manoeuvre warfare tactics deployed by ISIS to survive the degrading operation initia...
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The study examines three anonymous sharing portals employed strategically by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) to achieve its political ends. This study argues that anonymous sharing portals such as Sendvid.com, Justpast.it, and Dump.to have been instrumental in allowing individual jihadists to generate content, disseminate propaganda and c...
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The study aims to capture links between the use of encrypted communication channel - Telegram and lone wolf attacks occurred in Europe between 2015-2016. To understand threads of ISIS communication on Telegram we used digital ethnography approach which consists of the self-observation of information flows on four of ISIS's most celebrated telegram...
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Virtually all human cultures routinely wear garments or some sort of attire, both for protection against the elements and as part of a complex social display of everything from class status to gender to the act of belonging to a particular subculture. Smart garments, in addition to performing their social functions, can act as transmitters, sensors...
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This paper develops the notion of heteroclite sociable objects in the context of the emerging internet of things, and examines their transformative effect for understandings of sociability and agency. The notion of sociable objects attempts to capture the heterogeneous identity-shift occurring when heretofore obscure and mute objects ranging from t...
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Spatial representations, metaphors and imaginaries (cyberspace, web pages) have been the mainstay of internet research for a long time. Instead of repeating these themes, this article seeks to answer the question of how we might understand the concept of time in relation to internet research. After a brief excursus on the general history of the con...
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This article engages the controversies surrounding locative media projects from the perspective of two spatial projections termed as ‘unveiling’ and ‘attaching’. The positions are illustrated with projects from locative media and counter-cartography. It is argued that a spatial projection approaching networks as a priori convergent topoi makes itse...
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Whenever a people can be mediatized, they are.Paul Virilio In one of its most popular works – Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas, the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) outlines what it views as a major power shift characterizing the present, namely, the traditional public space – the street, has turned into ‘dead capital’. Borrowing...

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The aim of this project is to utilize the concept of smart fabrics to retrieve information from the wearer and distribute it across the network.