27 Jun 2023 17:15 Board Room, English Faculty Building


What it Would Mean to Thrive?: Social Justice, Digital Media

A Research Workshop and Discussion with:

Edgar Gomez Cruz: Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin.

Helen Thornham: Professor of Feminism, Technology & Society, University of Leeds Lead Investigator INCLUDE+ (EPSRC).

and Caroline Bassett: Professor of Digital Humanities, Cambridge Digital Humanities.

Computational capitalism has turned technology to its own ends. The reality of the extractive economy of social media (material and immaterial, social and environmental) means it is hard to think how a different kind of technological culture might be produced, let alone how to think how technologies might be used, as part of a process of re-imagining what a good life, or what thriving, or even happiness could be. Nevertheless, this seems to be an important part of responding to computational transformation.

Speakers at the seminar will present recent work on violence and textures of care, on ethnography and the popular, and on happiness, using these to open a discussion around questions of methodology and critique – asking how methodology maps to digital change.

All welcome.



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