Bimonthly seminar organized by the Amsterdam Network for the Study of Online Contention (ANSOC) Coordinators: Stefania Milan firstname.lastname@example.org and Thomas Poell email@example.com
This interdisciplinary group is composed of scholars whose work explores the interplay between the ‘political’ and the ‘digital’. One of the key interests of the group is how major online platforms, mostly operated by global corporations affect and reshape popular contention around the globe. In this effort, the focus will be on the technological infrastructure, political economy and legal framework of platforms, revolving around the collection of user data, personalized advertising and services, as well as state and consumer surveillance. In the light of these techno-commercial and political strategies, the group investigates how activists appropriate, as well as critically position themselves in relation to platforms, developing subversive user strategies.
Issue areas of concern include: