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Digital Democracy Summer School 2022: The power of platforms and the power of the people

11. – 13. 5. 2022.
Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka

The first Digital Democracy Summer School was marked by keynote lectures of critical relevance for understanding contemporary digital democracy, high quality participants’ talks providing a diversity of perspectives on key issues within the field, and lively discussions. The keynotes provided insights on the political economy of social media, the ideological and design features of platforms and participatory practices, and the flawed and fertile analytical frameworks for understanding the relevant social phenomena accompanying the rise of digital democracy. The talks by Summer School participants reflected the multifaceted nature of digital democracy problems and the interdisciplinary nature of investigations within the field, discussing different aspects of the labor regimes under platform capitalism, algorithmic fairness and governmentality, social engagement and mediatisation of politics under the conditions of attention economy, reliable communication in digital communities and social and aesthetic dynamics outside of major social media platforms.

Academic board: 

Mauro Barberis, University of Trieste, Italy

Petar Bojanić, University of Rijeka, Croatia, and IFDT University of Belgrade, Serbia

Sanja Bojanić, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Paolo Coppola, University of Udine, Italy

Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Luca Taddio, University of Udine, Italy

Gazela Pudar Draško, IFDT University of Belgrade, Serbia

Organisation Board

Gabriele Giacomini, University of Udine, Italy

Marko-Luka Zubčić, University of Rijeka, Croatia

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