[Air-L] 2016 Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture: Leopoldina Fortunati

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Tue May 10 12:15:30 PDT 2016

Two questions:

1) will it be streamed

2) will it be in English?


On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Sarina Chen <sarina.chen at uni.edu> wrote:

> The 2016 Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture features Leopoldina
> Fortunati (University of Udine, Italy), at 12 pm, on June 14, 2016, in
> Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, International Communication Association’s 66th
> Annual Conference, in Fukuoka, Japan.
> The title of Fortunati’s lecture is “Feminism, labor and the mechanization
> of everyday life.”  In the lecture, Fortunati will adopt a political
> economy approach to examine the issue of machines diffusion in everyday
> life, which connects machines with labor, value production and
> struggles/resistance, especially by women, against the present organization
> and division of labor.
> Fortunati will address the social and political role of machines in
> society, as well as social robots, which can be considered in many ways the
> next new media. Some social robots built in recent years in many
> laboratories are ready to be launched on the market and more generally
> placed in society. But the conceptual tools to handle this last mile to go
> still need to be fully developed. When an object of such technological
> complexity and with such rhetorical power, like robots are, is no longer
> used only by niches of innovators or users (such as autistic) but is
> proposed as a good of mass consumption, a series of problems, new themes
> and strategies comes into the spotlight.
> This event is co-sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet
> Research (www.cccsir.com), University of Illinois, Chicago, and the
> International Communication Association.  For more information about this
> event, please contact Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, sarina.chen at uni.edu.
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