Poziv na okrugli stol ‘Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice and Back’, 4.ožujka 2022., Zadar

velj 28, 2022

Pozivamo Vas na okrugli stol ‘Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice and Back’ koji će se održati od 12:00h do 14:00h, 4.ožujka 2022.godine u Multimedijalnoj dvorani Sveučilišta u Zadru.

Na okruglom stolu govoriti će:

Izv. prof. dr. sc. Bjarki Valtysson, Sveučilište u Kopenhagenu, Danska

Izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Brkić, Sveučilište Goldsmiths, UK

Doc. dr. sc. Krešimir Krolo, Odjel za sociologiju, Sveučilište u Zadru

Dr. sc. Paško Bilić, Odjel za kulturu i komunikacije, IRMO

Moderatorica: dr. sc. Jaka Primorac, Odjel za kulturu i komunikacije, IRMO.

Ispred Odjela za sociologiju Sveučilišta u Zadru uvodnu riječ dati će pročelnica izv. prof. dr. sc. Valerija Barada, a ispred Podružnice Zadar HSD-a, dr.sc. Marija Šarić.

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Organizator okruglog stola je Odjel za kulturu i komunikacije, Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose (IRMO) u suradnji sa Odjelom za sociologiju Sveučilišta u Zadru, i Podružnicom Zadar Hrvatskog sociološkog društva (HSD).

(Napomena: program će se održavati u skladu sa važećim epidemiološkim mjerama).

O temi okruglog stola:

Due to their ubiquitousness, online platforms impact our offline and online lives more and more each day so that selected authors are speaking of the rise of ‘the platform society’. Thus, platforms capture the attention of policy makers – due to their dependence on user data, impacts on traditional cultural and audio-visual supply and demand, transnational reach, and excessive concentration of power. This has not been different in EU where regulation of digital technologies has been high on the policy agenda, especially taking into account the domination of large, mainly US, businesses (e.g. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix) that (implicitly or explicitly) impact the European cultural and audio-visual sector. This opens up numerous questions in regards to the changing nature of the digital culture, among which query is – whether it should be regulated, and if so-how? In his book Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice, Bjarki Valtysson highlights how for understanding these processes one must take convergence and converging regulation as crucial concepts and, furthermore, calls for the critical digital cultural politics approach. His book also opens a number of questions, some of which will be tackled in this round table, such as:

How can we interpret changes in European Union policies relating to online platforms and cultural and audio-visual sectors? How well, if at all, are they challenging US platform monopolies? How are they balancing market competition with cultural diversity and pluralism?

With the increase of the usage of online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic has there been an acceleration of the (re)creation of digital cultural policies (in Europe)? And can we talk about global online platforms as new ‘cultural institutions’?

What are the consumption patterns of audio-visual and cultural content through platforms? What, if any, EU policies are targeting citizens’ (unequal) access and skills to use such content? Can we talk about the ‘myth’ of the digital cultural participation?

What theoretical frameworks would be best suited to interpret these changes?