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PSA, Room 114


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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).

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Mica Storer