RMeS Digital Ethnography Seminar with Prof. dr Annette Markham and Prof. dr Tania Lewis

22 April 2024 | Utrecht University (Hybrid)
Digital ethnography is a broad approach, covering many types of inquiry. If we begin with the premise that digital ethnography is situated at the nexus of lived experience and digital transformations, and we take qualitative social sciences in anthropology and sociology as the starting points, digital ethnography becomes a naturally mixed method. In this seminar, Tania Lewis (RMIT University, Australia) joins Annette Markham (Utrecht University) to talk about a range of approaches to digital ethnography and to address some of the challenges of definitional frames for this field. Tania and Annette co-directed DERC, the world’s longest running centre dedicated to digital ethnography, which has hosted dozens of the world’s top scholars since 2012.

RMeS Masterclass and Public Lecture: Not For You but For Them: Defusing and Reconfiguring TikTok’s Distortions of Time and Memory

23 May 2024 | University of Amsterdam (CHANGED DATE)
Why do we lose track of time when browsing TikTok’s For You page? What’s happening when users slip into a near trance state as they flip through TikTok’s endless video feed? Who most benefits from the argument that TikTok’s AI algorithm really getsyou, sees you, knows you? This masterclass, led by artist and professor Ben Grosser, will challenge the prevailing mythologies about TikTok’s famed algorithmic feed.

“Talk Media to Me” Podcast S03E02: Representation & Diversity

In this second episode of Talk Media to Me, council members Bartosz Zerebecki (EUR) and Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) talk about their media month. What kept them busy in February and March? As media scholars, they ask themselves what diverse representation in media actually means. Going back to their childhood memories, they talk about queerness in […]

Masterclass Digital Digs and Data Dives with Merlyna Lim (Carleton University)

10 April 2024 | University of Amsterdam
How can we delve into the intricate and multifaceted relationship among digital media, politics, and society? What transformations have occurred in this relationship over the past two decades? From the static internet to social media, from cybercafe to smart phones, from the authoritarian system to semi-authoritarian to (transition to) democracy (and back again) there have been multiple layers of change that are embedded in the trajectory of the field of digital media and politics.