Poziv na okrugli stol ‘Towards Critical Digital Cultural Politics? EU, Platforms and Converging Regulation’, 3.ožujka 2022., Zagreb

velj 28, 2022

Pozivamo Vas na okrugli stol ‘Towards Critical Digital Cultural Politics? EU, Platforms and Converging Regulation’ koji će se održati od 17:00h do 19:30h, 3.ožujka 2022. godine u Vijećnici Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Ivana Lučića 3.

Na okruglom stolu govoriti će:

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

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

Dr. sc. Aleksandra Uzelac, Odjel za kulturu i komunikacije, IRMO

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

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

Ispred Odsjeka za sociologiju Filozofskog fakulteta uvodnu riječ dati će doc. dr. sc. Helena Popović.

Program okruglog stola dostupan je ovdje.

Molimo da se registrirate za dolazak na sljedećoj poveznici.

Organizator okruglog stola je Odjel za kulturu i komunikacije, Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose (IRMO) u suradnji sa Odsjekom za sociologiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu te Sekcijom za sociologiju medija i komunikacija, 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’?

How do European public cultural institutions grapple with changes brought about by the online platforms? What are the implications for produced and distributed content? Can European projects such as Europeana platform be an adequate answer?

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