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[liberationtech] Just a reminder...

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 11:54:50 PDT 2012


Many thanks, Kathleen!

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Kathleen Barcos <kbarcos at stanford.edu>wrote:

>
>  Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard
> Dean to Barack Obama and the 2012 Elections
> *Liberation Technology Seminar Series
> *
>
> Date and Time
> September 27, 2012
> 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
>
> Availability
> Open to the public
> No RSVP required
>
>
> Speaker
> *Daniel Kreiss* - Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and
> Mass Communication at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
>  Hi Jillian- It is suppose to be a poster for the upcoming Liberation
> Technology seminar- I will send one out each week. It turns out last year
> half could not read the"just type" so this year I bet half will not be able
> to read "the poster"- Apologies for the "tech glitch" ( I also am working
> off of 2003 system)
>
> *Abstract
> *Drawing on open-ended interviews with more than sixty political
> staffers, accounts of practitioners, and fieldwork, in this talk I present
> the previously untold history of the uptake of new media in Democratic
> electoral campaigning from 2000 to 2012. I follow a group of
> technically-skilled Internet staffers who came together on the Howard Dean
> campaign and created a series of innovations in campaign organization,
> tools, and practice. After the election, these individuals founded an array
> of consulting firms and training organizations and staffed a number of
> prominent Democratic campaigns. In the process, they carried their
> innovations across Democratic politics and contributed to a number of
> electoral victories, including Barack Obama's historic bid for the
> presidency, and currently occupy senior leadership positions in the
> president's re-election campaign. This history provides a lens for
> understanding the organizations, tools, and practices that are shaping the
> 2012 electoral cycle.
>
> In detailing this history, I analyze the role of innovation,
> infrastructure, and organization in electoral politics. I show how the
> technical and organizational innovations of the Dean and Obama campaigns
> were the product of the movement of staffers between fields, organizational
> structures that provided spaces for technical development, and incentives
> for experimentation. I reveal how Dean's former staffers created an
> infrastructure for Democratic new media campaigning after the 2004
> elections that helped transfer knowledge, practice, and tools across
> electoral cycles and campaigns. Finally, I detail how organizational
> contexts shaped the uptake of tools by the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012,
> analyze the emergence of data systems and managerial practices that
> coordinate collective action, and show how digital cultural work mobilizes
> supporters and shapes the meaning of electoral participation.
>
> I conclude by discussing the relationship between technological change and
> democratic practice, showing how from Howard Dean to Barack Obama, new
> media have provided campaigns with new ways to find and engage supporters,
> to run their internal operations, and to translate the energy and
> enthusiasm generated by candidates and political opportunities into the
> staple resources of American electioneering. While these tools have
> facilitated a resurgence in political activity among the electorate, this
> participation has come in long institutionalized domains: fundraising,
> volunteer canvassing, and voter mobilization. Meanwhile, participation is
> premised on sophisticated forms of data profiling, targeted persuasive
> communications, and computational managerial practices that coordinate
> collective action. As such, I argue that the uptake of new media in
> electoral campaigning is a hybrid form of organizing politics that combines
> both management and empowerment.
>
> *Daniel Kreiss* is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and
> Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
> Kreiss's research explores the impact of technological change on the public
> sphere and political practice. In *Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting
> of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama *(Oxford
> University Press, 2012)*, *Kreiss presents the history of new media and
> Democratic Party political campaigning over the last decade. Kreiss is an
> affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and
> received a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. Kreiss's work
> has appeared in *New Media and Society*, *Critical Studies in Media
> Communication*, *The Journal of Information Technology and Politics*, and
> *The International Journal of Communication*, in addition to other
> academic journals.
>
> Location
> Wallenberg Theater
> Wallenberg Hall
> 450 Serra Mall, Building 160
> Stanford, Ca 94305-2055
>
> On 9/27/2012 11:23 AM, Jillian C. York wrote:
>
> That just looks like (see attached screenshot) to me.  What's it supposed
> to say?
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:
>
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