This presentation by Annenberg Professor Damon Centola, "The Spontaneous Emergence of Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution," explores social conventions and how they form.
Elihu Katz Colloquium Series Videos
This presentation by Professor Vincent Mosco, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University, identifies key features in the next phase of Internet development by focusing on cloud computing, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things.
April 10, 2015 - "The Relational Labor of Connecting With Audiences." Nancy Baym was a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas and is currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.
January 23, 2015: We live in a world, in which social media such as Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Facebook in the West and Weibo, Youku, WeChat, and Renren in the East are shaping communications. In this talk, Fuchs drew upon his recent and forthcoming works to ask the question how we can make use of various critical theories to better understand the impacts of such technologies on contemporary society. He will engage with the works of three critical theorists: Raymond Williams, Dallas Smythe, and Herbert Marcuse. He will give special attention to Williams’ concept of cultural materialism, Smythe’s concepts of audience labour and audience commodification, and Marcuse’s concepts of the dialectic, ideology, the reality principle, and the performance principle.