Public lecture

Platform ecology: Placing digital platforms in creative processes

  • 7 June 2023
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellows Professor Oliver Ibert & Professor Suntje Schmidt deliver a seminar on their research.

Arrivals from 12 noon for a 12:15 start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1:15pm.

Online platforms provide a technological infrastructure allowing social actors to enact and utilize networks with a global reach. They play important roles as intermediaries and algorithm-based curators of social interaction. While a growing number of empirical studies has deepened our insights into the social dynamics characterizing single platforms, little is known about the multiple ways in which users or user groups combine diverse online offers in creative processes.

Against this background we will elaborate on how affordances of multiple platforms are intertwined within these processes and thereby creating on/offline spaces of collaborative creativity. We seek to develop an ecological heuristic that positions the user(s) and their practices center stage in the analysis and to discuss the on/offline opportunity spaces and the affordances and constraints they provide for user agency.

This event is hybrid format, please use the required booking button at the bottom of the page to choose either in-person or online attendance.
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