Cultural Production and Social Media as Capture Platforms: How the Matrix Has You
Friday, November 1, 2013
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hector Postigo, PhD, associate professor at Temple University (NOTE: This event is for faculty and graduate students only)
In this presentation, the speaker will develop a theoretical
framework (rooted in science and technology studies) for understanding how
social media's technical feature-set creates a system of capture and conversion.
Capture describes the persistent ways in which social web platforms record and
fix online/offline social and technical practices. Conversion applies to the
way in which technical architectures convert what is captured into value (both culturally
contingent and economic).