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Symposium - The politics of memory and platforms

When:Th 29-03-2018 09:30 - 17:00
Where:University Museum Groningen

This one-day symposium revolves around the question how the politics of memory are today increasingly interwoven with the politics of social media platforms. Social media such as YouTube, Facebook, and Wikipedia are not only platforms for content sharing and consumption, social networking, and knowledge production. They can also be conceived of as vast archives that simultaneously hold and construct our mediated personal, public, social, political, and collective memory. They are both containers and filters of our past. The aim of the symposium is to problematize social media platforms as such “platforms of memory.” The symposium precedes Rik Smit’s defense of the dissertation: Platforms of Memory: Social Media and Digital Memory Work.

For more information and the programme see the website.