Due to ongoing travel and health concerns related to the global outbreak of COVID-19, we have made the decision to transition the Center on Digital Culture and Society’s April 3 Launch Symposium to an entirely digital event. This was a difficult decision to make, but the health and safety of our panelists and attendees are of the utmost importance to us. 

While we were looking forward to convening in person, as a digital-focused research center, we are excited to spearhead a digital symposium format. The move to a virtual event allows more people from around the world to learn from our panelists’ insights on the future of digital media research. It also creates new opportunities for engaging remotely with speakers and their ideas. 

Logistical details for the digital symposium are forthcoming. Please register for the event to receive information on accessing the digital symposium sessions. 

We thank you for your understanding and we hold all those coping with the effects of this global crisis in our thoughts. We hope you’ll join us in making our digital symposium a success and look forward to connecting with you online.

Sincerely,

Guobin Yang, CDCS Director

Rosemary Clark-Parsons, CDCS Associate Director

CDCS DIGITAL LAUNCH SYMPOSIUM

Social Justice and the Remaking of Technological Cultures

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

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

DIGITAL ACTIVISM

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

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

ALGORITHMS + QUANTIFICATION

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

DIGITAL LABOR

Moderator: Julia TiconaUniversity of Pennsylvania
Brooke Duffy, Cornell University
Ben Shestakofsky, University of Pennsylvania
Lin Zhang, University of New Hampshire

CLOSING KEYNOTE – ARE DIGITAL FUTURES CHOICE OR FATE?

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