VIRTUAL EVENT — Center on Digital Culture and Society Launch Symposium

Social Justice and the Remaking of Technological Cultures
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03 Apr 2020 - 9:00am to 5:15pm
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This international symposium aims to foster conversations about new ways of thinking about digital technology and society. It features the high-impact research of distinguished scholars from multiple academic disciplines. Their work charts new research agendas and helps envision more socially just technological futures.

The symposium serves as the official launch of the new Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Founded in July 2019, the Center on Digital Culture and Society (CDCS) supports critical, interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on digital culture, technology, and society. CDCS aims to create collaborative spaces for discussion and debate among academics, citizens, and activists; develop critical approaches to the study of digital culture and technology; help train new generations of digital researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond; build global networks of researchers; advocate for socially just design, production, and use of digital technologies; and explore and foster new visions of digital futures through scholarship and public communication.

***Due to ongoing travel and health concerns related to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Center on Digital Culture and Society’s April 3 Launch Symposium will be an entirely digital event hosted as a Zoom Webinar. Please register for the event to receive access to the digital symposium sessions. Once you register for the event, you will be able to access the symposium sessions on our Digital Links page. For more information on accessing Zoom Webinar sessions, visit Zoom's support page. See below for more details and forward any questions or concerns to cdcs@asc.upenn.edu.***


Social Justice and the Remaking of Technological Cultures
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

Click here to view the original symposium program.

9:00 am - 9:15 am EDT
WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

John L. Jackson, Jr.Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Guobin Yang, Director, Center on Digital Culture and Society

9:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
DIGITAL ACTIVISM

Moderator: David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania
Meredith Clark, University of Virginia
Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen
Jen Schradie, Sciences Po

11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
TECHNOLOGY, RACE, + GENDER

Moderator: Sarah J. Jackson, University of Pennsylvania
Moya Bailey, Northeastern University
Kishonna Gray, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carrie A. Rentschler, McGill University

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
ALGORITHMS + QUANTIFICATION

Moderator: Jessa Lingel, University of Pennsylvania
Angelé Christin, Stanford University
Exekiel Dixon-Román, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
DIGITAL LABOR

Moderator: Julia Ticona, University of Pennsylvania
Brooke Erin DuffyCornell University
Ben Shestakofsky, University of Pennsylvania
Lin Zhang, University of New Hampshire

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
CLOSING KEYNOTE - ARE DIGITAL FUTURES CHOICE OR FATE?

Craig Calhoun, Arizona State University
Introduction by Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania


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This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.