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Humanist Archives: Jan. 28, 2022, 6:38 a.m. Humanist 35.496 - events: platforms and culture

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 496.
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        Date: 2022-01-27 10:59:32+00:00
        From: Glatt,ZA (pgr) <>
        Subject: BOOK EVENT: 'Platforms and Cultural Production' with Brooke Erin Duffy, Thomas Poell & David Nieborg | LSE Digital Ethnography Collective

Hi everyone, happy 2022!

The LSE Digital Ethnography Collective are delighted to invite you to
our next zoom event on Thursday 7th April (4-6pm BST), where the
wonderful Brooke Erin Duffy, Thomas Poell and David Nieborg will be
discussing their new book Platforms and Cultural Production (Polity, 2021).

The authors will present some of the findings of the book, which
examines both the processes and implications of platformization across
the cultural industries. This will be followed by an audience Q&A. As
usual, our events are designed to be interactive and generative of ideas
and conversation, so we hope you'll come with questions. The event will
be chaired by LDEC Co-Founder Zoë Glatt.

You can book a free ticket and read all info here:

I hope you’re all well,



The widespread uptake of digital platforms – from YouTube and Instagram
to Twitch and TikTok – is reconfiguring cultural production in profound,
complex, and highly uneven ways. Longstanding media industries are
experiencing tremendous upheaval, while new industrial formations –
live-streaming, social media influencing, and podcasting, among others –
are evolving at a breakneck pace. In 'Platforms and Cultural
Production', the authors identify key changes in markets,
infrastructures, and governance at play in this ongoing transformation,
as well as pivotal shifts in the practices of labour, creativity, and
democracy. Foregrounding simultaneous changes in institutional relations
and cultural practices, the authors define platformization as: the
penetration of digital platforms’ economic, infrastructural, and
governmental extensions into the cultural industries, as well as the
organization of cultural practices of labour, creativity, and democracy
around these platforms. Exploring how these interrelated changes take
shape in different industrial and geographic contexts, they discuss key
variations in the trajectories of transformation. This analytical
framework should assist students, scholars, policy-makers, and
practitioners in their efforts to understand how the institutions and
practices of cultural production are evolving in the era of platforms.

**You can purchase the book with a 20% discount provided by Polity Books
using the code 'PCP02' at checkout
Code eligible until the end of 2022**


Brooke Erin Duffy is an Associate Professor at Cornell University, where
she holds appointments in the Department of Communication and the
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Her specific areas of
interest include digital and social media industries; gender, identity,
and inequality; and the impact of new technologies on creative work and
labor. She's the author of two monographs on gender and cultural
production, including (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender,
Social Media, and Aspirational Work (Yale University Press, 2017), which
Wired ranked as one of the "Top Tech Books of 2017."

Thomas Poell is Professor of Data, Culture & Institutions at the
University of Amsterdam and director of the Research Priority Area on
Global Digital Cultures<>. His
research is focused on the societal consequences of the rise of digital
platforms. He has published widely on social media and popular protests
around the globe, as well as on the role of these media in the
development of new forms of journalism. Poell is co-author of three
books, including The Platform Society: Public Values in a Connective
World (Oxford University Press, 2018).

David B. Nieborg is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the
University of Toronto. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam
and held visiting and fellowship appointments with MIT, the Queensland
University of Technology, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He
published widely on the game industry, app and platform economics, and
game journalism in academic outlets such as New Media & Society, Social
Media + Society and Media, Culture and Society.

~We are the LSE Digital Ethnography Collective, an interdisciplinary
group exploring the intersections of digital culture and ethnographic
methods. We invite scholars at all levels to join us for events where we
host speakers and workshop new ideas. The aim of the group to establish
a community of scholars of digital ethnography and to work through
challenges in this emerging subdiscipline. Follow us on Twitter
(@DigEthnogLSE) and join our mailing list (
to hear about exciting new scholarship in this area as well as updates
on all of our future events.~

Zoë Glatt
ESRC PhD Researcher in Media & Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Co-Founder: LSE Digital Ethnography Collective
Graduate Student Rep 2019-2021: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Managing Editor 2018-2020: ICA journal Communication, Culture &
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