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Location

PSA, Room 114

Audience

  • Current Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

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).

Contact Information

Mica Storer
2158952455
mls46@drexel.edu