The blending of offline and online interaction has had many talk about a “digital society” within which human and nonhuman actors coexist, and social media become battlefields for culture wars. The contours of this “digital society”, however, are still to be questioned. In this workshop we will discuss some of the most interesting, cutting-edge research on the emergent “digital society”. How do we interpret key events and issues concerning the “digital society”? What are the key critical aspects that pertain to its emergence? What are the new frontiers of explorations to research societal issues in the digital era?


The workshop is free to attend. Provisional schedule below.

1.30 pm: Introduction

1.45 pm: Keynote 1 – “Engineering Intimacy in a Digital Society”, Kate Devlin (King’s College, London)

2.40-3.40 pm: Panel 1: Digital Sociality

Alessandro Caliandro (University of Bath)
Sophie Bishop (King’s College London)
Daniel Chavez Heras (King’s College London)

3.40 – 4 pm: Coffee break

4 – 5 pm: Panel 2: Roundtable: Digital Methods for the Digital Society?

Alessandro Gandini  (King’s College London)
Alessandro Caliandro (University of Bath)
Jonathan Gray (King’s College London)

5 – 5.45 pm: Final keynote: “Content moderation: Assemblages of Silence on Social Media”, Ysabel Gerrard (University of Sheffield)

5.45 – 6 pm: Conclusive remarks


Link to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecr-workshop-new-perspectives-in-the-digital-society-kings-college-centre-for-digital-culture-tickets-51468584923


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Date and time

Wed 7 November, 2018



King’s Building, room K-1.14
Strand Campus
King’s College London



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