Materiality, Publicness & Digital Media

cropped-headerI look forward to talking at the workshop Materiality, Publicness and Digital Media, at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies. The workshop is part of the Series ‘Trajectories of Publicness and Contestation’ series, (25-26 October 2016). This second workshop in the series focuses on materiality, aiming to explore and theorize how popular protests are articulated through particular technologies and material settings (ranging from face-to-face communication to global social platforms), which ‘mediate’ how these protests take shape.

My session is called (Dis)engagement & Disobedience (Chair: Stefania Milan), with co-speakers Anne Kaun (Södertörn University) who will be talking about ‘Disconnection activism: the slow media movement’, Sebastian Kubitschko & Sigrid Kannengießer, (University of Bremen) who will present on ‘Repairing and hacking as examples of acting on materiality’, and I will be talking about ‘Feminist ‘smart’ publics: Feminism in the era of the Quantified Self’ – work that I have developed in my book and here.

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Launch of 2013-14 travelling seminar series Publics then, now and beyond

Launch of 2013-14 travelling seminar series Publics then, now and beyond

 

You should all come to this – the first seminar of the Publics then, now and beyond network travelling seminar series. The second seminar is the Smart Publics? Public engagement with technoscience, which I am organising with Tobie Kerridge (Goldsmiths) at the University of Sussex, on December 5th, 2013.

publics then, now & beyond

Over the 2013-14 academic year, members of the Publics then, now and beyond network will be organising a travelling seminar series. These events will will be hosted by members’ home institutions, with support from the Open University’s Faculty of Social Science, and feature both internal and external speakers.

The first event in the series will be a lunchtime seminar on ‘Public memories, public knowledge? Movements, media and shifting formations of publicness‘ at the London School of Economics on Thursday 7th November, 12.30-14.00. The seminar will be chaired by Nick Couldry (LSE) and feature papers from Pollyanna Ruiz (LSE) and Hilde C. Stephansen (The Open University).

Read more here.

A seminar on ‘Smart Publics’ will be hosted by the University of Sussex on Thursday December 5th. More details to follow soon!

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