On May 31 and June 1 we will celebrate DataPolitik2023, the 3rd Conference on politics and communication in the era of big-data, organized by Heurística association and Tecnopolítica – IN3/UOC research unit with the collaboration of UBICS. The conferences are an invitation to transdisciplinary dialogue on the transformations of communication and the grammars of social interaction, as result of the popularization of digital platforms.
Politics and communication have been transformed in the information age. The popularity and innovation in the use of social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter has not only enabled the increase the number of actors who can disseminate political, commercial and any other messages to a massive potential audience, but also have produced transformations that affect the entire public sphere.
These transformations have caused a double dynamic: on the one hand, the processes of disintermediation of mass communication and self-communication, which have disrupted the traditional influence map of the media, have gone hand in hand with the emergence of new media communities and practices. On the other hand, new forms of mediation and power concentration (economic, political, social…) have appeared that escape the forms of democratic control developed in the classic framework of the mass media (legal and institutional frameworks, self-regulation practices, etc.).
The effects are manifold. Perhaps the most obvious is the growing desire for the rapid monetization of traditional platforms, which has a direct impact on the algorithmic prioritization of content and therefore the world experienced by users. The slow, but inexorable collapse of Elon Musk’s Twitter is the clearest example of these dynamics, an issue that will be at the forefront of debate in this edition of DataPolitik2023.
DataPolitik2023 are a moment of sharing in common, building lines of cooperation and socialization for researchers, communication agents and interested citizens. DataPolitik2023 are a moment of sharing, building lines of cooperation and socialization for researchers, communication agents and interested citizens.
Place: Centro Cívico Cotxeres de Sants. Carrer de Sants, 79, 08014 Barcelona / Centro Cívico Ateneu Fort Pienc. Plaça Fort Pienc, 4, 08013 Barcelona.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 – 12:00 Thursday, June 1, 2023 – 12:00
Consulta el programa completo y otra información aquí.