A Convivial Social Media?
How do we create healthier and more sustainable engagement with social media? Organized by RSM Visiting Scholar Joanne Armitage and moderated by BKC Faculty Associate Nick Couldry, this event will feature a diverse panel of scholars, researchers, and artists that will examine the future of social media through the lens of conviviality. The discussion will be followed by a workshop where participants themselves can explore the possibilities of convivial social media. RSVP is encouraged.
There has been a recent turn to Illich’s notion of conviviality, led by scholars in Mexico and Latin America, as a way to rethink our technologies and tools. At this point in social media’s development, we take a pause to think what a convivial technology might look like.
- What key considerations do we need to think about for a convivial social media?
- How would it differently frame issues of agency, justice and survival?
- What would our futures look like through a convivial social media?
This session, organized by RSM Visiting Scholar Joanne Armitage, will begin with a panel introducing the speakers and their work, then move into an overview and discussion of conviviality moderated by BKC Faculty Associate Nick Couldry. From this the session will move into a workshop, where we will work in groups to imagine, think through, and critique possible convivial social medias.
- Leonardo Aranda
- Joanne Armitage (Organizer)
- Dora Bartilotti
- Piren Benavidez Ortiz
- Nick Couldry (Moderator)
- Lauren Nieves
- Helen Thornham
- Valeria Valdez
- Marlin Velasco