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Regulationism & the need for a Digital Postmodernism #17

Trex850 opened this issue Jun 29, 2019 · 0 comments

Regulationism & the need for a Digital Postmodernism #17

Trex850 opened this issue Jun 29, 2019 · 0 comments


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@Trex850 Trex850 commented Jun 29, 2019


[The following talk will address the recent calls for regulation of digital content on social media platforms alongside the digital emancipation movements of the 90's, and how this informs, or rather, elucidates issues in digital ethics. And by this I mean the way in which various normative claims exist, and persist online, and how such ethical conventions interact with us user-subjects. Ultimately, my plan is to show that there is a fundamental error in how digital ethics are understood, and that normative claims such as ‘free speech’ appear to operate in a very distinct way online. This is the beginning of a greater project regarding the nature of ‘the digital self’, and my plan is for this presentation to function as means of clarification, and identification of a problem. A problem which, I think can be attended to by social sciences, cultural theory & psychoanalysis.]

Type: [Talk]
Length: [30 minutes]
Language: [English]
Additional considerations: [none]

Session Objective

[This talk aims to facilitate a discussion around digital ethics more broadly as well as the more recent political situation regarding calls for regulation of online content. Participation, questions, and comments are highly encouraged, and it is the hope of the the presenter that those in attendance bring their own opinions, expertise, and backgrounds into the dialogue. Ultimately, the goal is to continue the conversation around the regulating of digital content, and encourage the introduction of theoretical approaches (such as network theory, psychoanalysis, and cognitive mapping) as a means to reframe or reorient the questions which concern this contemporary issue!]

Material and Technical Requirements

[no additional mechanical and technical requirements ]


Name: Corey Abell
GitHub: Corey

As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?

Presenter Bio

[Corey works and studies as a Masters student in the English department at Simon Fraser University on the unceded Coast Salish territory of Vancouver, BC. His current SSHRC funded project investigates the rise of the online community Incel through psychoanalytic and critical theory lenses, paying special attention to the enframing of memes as cultural capital for the Incel. Corey also enjoys snowboarding, writing, playing music, and being a cat-dad. ]

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