[csaa-forum] Transforming Cultures Public Lecture: Politics of Social Media: From Critique to Alternatives in Social Media, by Geert Lovink

ilaria vanni ilaria.vanni at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 08:13:57 CST 2011

Please be invited to a Public Lecture given by *Geert Lovink, Research
Professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (interactive media) and Associate
Professor (new media) at the University of Amsterdam:*

Politics of Social Media: From Critique to Alternatives in Social Media

*Wednesday, 3 August*

*6.00 for 6.30 PM (join us for drinks and snacks from 6.00 PM)*

*UTS Building 1, Level 4, Room 4.06 (enter through tower main entrance)*

*RSVP: Transforming.Cultures at uts.edu.au*

*Abstract:* Internet is now a mainstream media. Instead of asking about its
potential we discuss the impact of social networking. How do we 'master' the
24/7 realtime platforms? This lecture will give an overview of recent
literature of net critics and theorists and discuss alternatives to the
current monopoly social media such as Facebook and Twitter? How can we make
full use of the social networking functionalities while gaining autonomy
over our privacy and restore the internet as a truely decentraled,
distributed and open network. Users, tear down that walled garden!

*Free event. All welcome.*

Cornelia Betzler

Transforming Cultures Research Centre

Project Officer Indian Ocean & South Asia Research Network

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology, Sydney | PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007 |

Ph.: +61 2 9514 2768

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