<synthesis> De-Platformisation (Online) - Thursday, February 25 @6pm - Zoom

Donatella Della Ratta ddr at mediaoriente.com
Wed Feb 24 16:15:38 CET 2021

Dear INC crowd
I wanna share with this amazing community the news that tomorrow we are
kicking off with the new pandemic season of our lecture series Digital
Delights and Disturbances (DDD)
First talk is about the 'fourth D': De-Platformisation
details are attached below

I'm also attaching the calendar of this SP21 pandemic edition, I'll send
detailed info as we approach the events but you can save the date if
*Queer Dada 30 March*: Allison Grimaldi-Donahue, Natalia Borges Polesso,
Raphael Khoury, Simon(e) Van Sarloos, Drew Pham
*Hybrid Learning & Zoom Fatigue 15 Apri*l: Biella Coleman, Geert Lovink,
Shannon Mattern
*Digital Contagion 22 April*: Jussi Parikka

hope to see you some of you..unfortunately, on Zoom only, for now, but
hopefully soon in person
cheers, donatella

>From a US President being banned from social media to the blocking of his
supporters on AirBnB as well as the disappearance of the Parler app from
the network; from the explosion of the lockdown revenues of Amazon to
Google’s bio-surveillance of contagion; from the Uber/Lime
bike/scooter-sharing colonisation of public grounds to the endless meetings
on Zoom: the Covid outbreak is intensifying the platformisation of
existence. Leading many spheres of contemporary life, data-intensive
infrastructures have become the gatekeepers of social order, the boosters
of economic production, the hosts, managers, and saviours of old and new
labour practices. This panel aims at investigating the escalation of
digital platforms, as well as the possibilities to detach from, reform, and
challenge this ruling paradigm of our pandemic times.


*Niels van Doorn* (expert of digital platforms, professor at the University
of Amsterdam and a researcher for the Platform *Labor Research Project* a
project finalized to analyze how the newest platforms, such as *Deliveroo*
and *Uber* influence the daily life of users),

*Sarah Gainsforth* (freelance journalist and researcher who also
collaborated with *L’Espresso*),

*Simone Robutti* (Tech Workers Coalition Italia, an international group of
tech industry workers, that focuses on organizing the labor of the tech

*De-Platformisation* is part of the *Digital Delights and Disturbances
Lecture Series* (pandemic edition) presented by the JCU *Communications
Department* and will be virtually held on Zoom.

Send an email to sign up for the event: *ddd at johncabot.edu
<ddd at johncabot.edu>*


<ddd at johncabot.edu>


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