The Deep History of the Platform

Date: Thursday 16 August, 2018
Time: 8:45am to 3:30pm
Location:
Digital Learning Space (Room 224), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

“The Deep History of the Platform Workshop” stresses the important ways in which contemporary Platform Media and their associated economic forms are connected with, extensions and modifications of previous arrangements in communication and media infrastructures, logistics and legal treatment.  The Workshop will trace the ways in which various aspects of platformisation are part of longer histories and connected to previous attempts to shape media as infrastructures (logistics, distribution, media device, networks) under varying degrees of corporate control.  Workshop speakers and panellists will include Vibodh Parthasarathi (Jamia Islamia University Delhi), Julian Thomas (RMIT), Ramon Lobato (RMIT), and speakers drawn from the broader UQ network of the Platform Media initiative in the School of Communication and Arts and the TC Beirne Law School including Dan Angus, Nic Carah, Tom O’Regan, Allison Fish, Barbora Jedlickova, and Andrew Ventimiglia.


Workshop Schedule

8:45am Welcome Tom O’Regan

 

9:00 am  Vibodh Parthasarathi (Jamia Islamia University, Delhi)

The Deep History of the Platform 

9:30am Discussion

 

9:45am Janet Wiles, Dan Angus, Tom O’Regan (UQ)

Converging Histories: Machine Learning and Market Information Provision 

 

10:45am Morning Tea

 

11:15am  Ramon Lobato (RMIT), Nic Carah, Andrew Ventimiglia (UQ)

Paths to Platform Media

 

12:15pm   Lunch

 

1:15pm  Barbora Jedlickova and Andrew Ventimiglia (UQ)

Respondents: Julian Thomas (RMIT) & Shishir Jha (IIT Bombay)

Invention, Certification, Competition: Histories of Legal Accountability and the Platform

 

 

2:15pm Julian Thomas, RMIT and Allison Fish (UQ)

 The Conceptual Shift to Infrastructure

 

3:15pm Wrap Up 

3:30pm End

 

This seminar is supported by The Platform Media SRF and IASH. This workshop is part of the planning for the “Platform Media: Algorithms, Accountability and Media Design” project,  a Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences initiative bringing together researchers in the School of Communication and Arts and the T.C. Beirne Law School.  

 

 

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