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CDCS Digital Launch Symposium
April 3, 2020
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 in order to access 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 information and forward any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.***
Social Justice and the Remaking of Technological Cultures
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
9:00 am – 9:15 am EDT
WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS
9:15 am – 10:45 am EDT
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
TECHNOLOGY, RACE, + GENDER
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
ALGORITHMS + QUANTIFICATION
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
CLOSING KEYNOTE – ARE DIGITAL FUTURES CHOICE OR FATE?
Accessing the Webinar Sessions
Each symposium panel will be hosted as a separate Zoom Webinar. The webinar panels will be scheduled to start according to the revised symposium schedule above. Once you register for the event, you can access all the panels via our “Digital Links” page here on Eventbrite. You must be logged into your Eventbrite account to access the page. You can also find a link to the page on your Eventbrite Tickets page. You do not need to download Zoom to participate and can instead use the browser-based application to access the webinar sessions. For more information about joining the webinar as an attendee, visit Zoom’s support page.
As a webinar attendee, you will not have your video turned on. While we won’t be meeting face-to-face, you’ll still be able to engage with our panelists through the webinar platform. The Zoom Webinar platform enables a Q&A session via both text-based chat and voice chat:
- Attendees can type questions into a designated Q&A chat box. For more information, view this guide.
- Attendees can click a “Raise Hand” button to signal that they would like to ask a question via voice chat. Anyone with a “host” or “panelist” role can unmute an attendee and allow them to ask their question. For more information, view this guide.
If you have any questions about accessing the digital launch symposium, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can forward questions or concerns to CDCS@asc.upenn.edu. We’re looking forward to connecting with you online!