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.