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[liberationtech] Programme: 5th ICTs & Society Conference
christian.fuchs at uti.at
Sun May 17 06:07:33 PDT 2015
The 5th ICTs & Society Conference:
The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism?
Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory.
Vienna University of Technology.
June 3-7, 2015.
Given that the information society and the study of information face a
world of crisis today and are at a crossroads, also the future of the
Internet and social media are in question.
The 5th ICTs and Society Conference therefore wants to focus on the
What are the main challenges that the Internet and social media are
facing in capitalism today?
What potentials for an alternative, commonist Internet are there?
What are existing hindrances for such an Internet?
What is the relationship of power structures, protest movements,
societal developments, struggles, radical reforms, etc. to the Internet?
How can critical political economy and critical theory best study the
Internet and social media today?
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