Talks

Forthcoming

17 June 2020 – “Listening to platform multiplicities to understand order”. The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society’s workshop on Empirical Approaches to Platform Governance Research. (Berlin, Germany – online event).

18-21 August 2020 – “Optimizing for personalization: Ordering people’s behavior to create a personal experience”. Part of the panel I organize with Dan Kotliar Contextualizing Algorithms in Time and Space. 4S/EASST conference Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds, (Prague, moved online).

18-21 August 2020 – together with Carolyn Birdsall “Listening to the silent stories of media and communication”. Part of our panel Amplifying Marginalized Sounds: Inventive Methods and Archival Interventions. 4S/EASST conference Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds, (Prague, moved online).

28-31 October 2020 – “Personalization as Optimal (digital) Life: Ordering people’s behaviors to create a personal expewrience”. Part of the panel I organize with Fenwick McKelvey Optimizing Our Networked Lives. Association of Internet Researchers AOIR annual conference. (Dublin, Ireland – moved online).

31 March-2 April 2020 (postponed) – Invited guest by Tarleton Gillespie at Microsoft Research Lab to work on content moderators database. (New England, USA).

17-18 April 2020 (postponed) – “Ordering the (Anti)Social: How the Advertising Industry Orders Your Mediated Experience”, Theorizing the Web. (New York City, USA).

16-18 April 2020 (postponed to 2021) – Together with Dr. Carolyn Birdsall “Sustaining Media Output: Gender, Technical and Information Management Work in the Radio and Telephone Industries, 1930-1950”, part of the panel “Gendered Media Labour”, Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions Conference. (London, UK).

28-29 May 2020 (postponed to 2021) – Together with Simeon Yates, Alicja Pawluczuk, Bridgette Wessels and Eleanor Lockley – “Data Citizenship: A new framework for data literacy in the age of disinformation”. Data Justice 2020: Civic Participation in the Datafied Society, (Cardiff, UK).

My evidence at the UK Parliament about digital literacy – February 2020

Past

25 February 2020 – ‘The ins and outs of privacy’, a policy-focused project based at Solent University. (Southampton, UK).

19-21 February 2020 – Invited to the Critical Big Data Literacy international working group. Centre for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS). (Bochum, Germany).

11 February 2020 – Invited evidence on Digital Literacy to the Lords Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies, House of Lords, UK Parliament. (London, UK). Here’s the video recording of the session.

31 December 2019 – “Engineering the anti-social”. IDC University, Communication seminar. (Herzeliya, Israel).

16-17 December 2019 – “Remixing figurations: How to produce data subjects with sonic epistemologies”. Figurations: Persons In/Out of Data Conference. (London, UK).

19-20 November 2019 – Invited speaker at the Negotiating Noise workshop. A collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Sound Environment Centre at Lund University (Lund, Sweden).

2-5 October 2019 – “Understanding Our Data: How to develop citizens’ data literacy in the age of misinformation”. The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual conference. (Brisbane, Australia).

2-5 October 2019 – “Content moderation and the power of platforms: Emerging concerns”. Together with Professor Tarleton Gillespie, Dr. Ysable Gerrard, Dr. Robert Gorwa, and Dr. Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez. The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual conference. (Brisbane, Australia).

8 October 2019 – Invited speaker at the panel Tech Regrets: Imagining Im/Possible Futures for Digital Media, together with Luke Stark, Sam de Silva and Mark Andrejevic. The Creative Direction festival at the Media and Communication studies department, Monash University. (Melbourne, Australia).

7-11 July 2019 – “Ordering sociality with rhythmedia: Orchestrating people as rhythms in algorithmically mediated platforms”. The Communication, Policy and Technology section at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference. (Madrid, Spain).

7-11 July 2019 – “Inequality in data literacies – Some initial findings”. The Digital Divide Working Group at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference. (Madrid, Spain).

18-21 June 2019 – “Listening to the rhythm of the web: Examining the web’s history through sonic epistemologies”. The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections (RESAW19) (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

11-12 June 2019 – “Me and my big data: Understanding UK citizens data literacy”, Data for Policy Conference (London, UK).

22-24 May 2019 – “Citizens’ Data Literacy in the Age of Misinformation”, Together with Professor Simeon Yates. The Partnership For Progress on the Digital Divide Conference (PPDD) (Washington DC, USA).

8 May 2019 – “Engineering society through social media: The longer history of misinformation”. Invited talk at the Social Media and Conflict Workshop. King’s College (London, UK).

25 March 2019 – Invited talk at the New Political Communication Unit seminar series – The Politics of Freedom in Data Times, Royal Holloway University (London, UK). Title: “I want to break free: Freedom of movement in datafied spaces”.

28 February 2019 – Invited talk at the Digital Culture Research Network (DCRN), Nottingham University (Nottingham, UK). Title: “A Dark Strangelove, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the ‘dark’ side of the digital.

08 January 2019 – Conducting the rhythms of the social and antisocial. Understanding the Social Conference (Norwich, UK).

25 December 2018 – Invited speaker at the PhD Multidisciplinary Programme in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Rhythmedia as an ordering mechanism in software mediated spaces”.

25-28 July 2018 – ‘Don’t let them feed you with organic sorts’: Demystifying ‘organic’ ordering on social media with rhythmedia. EASST2018: Meetings – Making Science, Technology and Society together (Lancaster, UK).

2 January 2018 – Invited talk at the Media and Communication Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Title: Power in media through sound.

24 December 2017 – Invited talk at the transdiciplinary conference of the digital culture researchers association in Israel. Title: Remixing methods.

6 – 7 November 2017 – Processed listening: (Re)Producing knowledge in datafied spaces. ECREA 2017 Digital Culture and Communication ConferenceDigital Culture meets data: Critical approaches (Brighton, UK).

18 – 21 October 2017 – Privacy beyond the individual. Fishbowl participant. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Networked Publics (Tartu, Estonia).

18 – 21 October 2017 – The hidden listeners: Regulating publics through media, from telephone operators to social media content moderators. Organiser of the panel – Sonic publics- Together with Professor Aram Sinnreich. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Networked Publics (Tartu, Estonia).

10 – 11 October 2017 – Processed Listening: Knowing through listening in digital spaces. Ways of Being in a Digital Age – A Review Conference (Liverpool, UK).

15 September 2017 – Ooops, we did it again! How Silicon Valley tech companies use malware for features. Gikii Conference (Winchester, UK).

16 March 2017 – Invited talk and workshop at the new digital social sciences research unit – DIGSUM (Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden). Title: “Forget everything you know about spam. Now let’s talk about spam”.

2 February 2017 – Invited lecture and workshop for the MA programme in Global Media and Transnational Communications, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

27 December 2016 – Invited speaker at MA/PhD Multidisciplinary Programme in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Sounding media studies”.

21 December 2016 – Invited facilitator of the Future of Governance working group at the Designing Tomorrow think tank event. A collaborative project of Utopia sci fi festival (Israel) and Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany) Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Israel.

12-13 November 2016 – Invited speaker at Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS X), (Marstrand, Sweden). Title: “Privacy, you keep on using this word… The politics behind notions of privacy on the internet”.

5 – 8 October 2016 – Eat Me! Spam versus cookies in the politics of the European Union Internet. Organiser of the panel – Network standards and culture – Together with Dr. Robert W. Gehl. Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) annual conference: Internet Rules! (Berlin, Germany).

30 September 2016 – Catch me if you can, Mmmm K? Lessons from South Park on the evolution of online advertising and its regulation. Gikii conference (London, UK).

31 August – 3 September 2016Regulating (un)solicited communications in the European Union – Spam versus cookies. 4S/EAST: Science and Technology by Other Means conference (Barcelona, Spain).

13 May 2016 –Invited lecture for the Bad Vibes Club conference Target Markets, at the Open School East. Title: “Don’t disturb me”.

2 – 4 May 2016A voice of one’s own: Lessons on technology from Bell’s telephone operators. Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany).

12 April 2016 – Stakeholder workshop: Towards a future proof ePrivacy Legal Framework. (Brussels, Belgium).

30 March 2016 –Invited lecture for the Bad Vibes Club at the Open School East. Title: “Crossing the Line: Testing the boundaries of media technologies”.

29 January 2016 – Invited lecture and workshop for the PhD programme in the Media and Communications department, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “The nitty-gritty of doing a PhD”.

6 January 2016 – Stop Spamming! Constructing and performing community standards on Facebook. MeCCSA Annual Conference (Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK).

22 December 2015 – Invited lecture for the MA course Introduction to Culture Research, Culture Research Unit, (Tel Aviv University, Israel). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

18 November 2015 – Invited lecture and workshop for the MA programme in Global Media and Transnational Communications, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Title: “Tuning the telephone (operators): training the telephone and its operators to create the perfect model”.

20 – 26 September 2015 – How to spam. Challenging Methods Summer School (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany) [Full bursary].

6 May 2015Spamming the EU: The power of not being categorised. Re:Publica conference (Berlin, Germany).

2 December 2014 – Invited lecture for the BA course Communication, Education and New Media, (Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain). Title: “SpamAlot: Drawing the (digital) line of legitimacy”.

25 November 2014 – Stakeholder workshop for the EU study ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation (SMART 2013/0071). Brussels, Belgium.

18 – 22 August 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. Sound Signature Summer School (NYU Centre, Humboldt Universität, Max Planck Institute for The History of Science, Berlin, Germany) [Full bursary].

27 – 29 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. International ESSA (European Sound Studies Association) Conference (Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark).

23 – 24 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. MeCCSA PGN conference (Leeds University, Leeds, UK).

5 June 2014 – Noise (bio)Politics – Taming Bell Telephone female switchboard operators. LSE PhD Symposium (London School of Economics, London, UK).

31 May 2014 – Are you spam or not?: The aura of authenticity in social networking sites (SNS). Material Witness conference (King’s College, London, UK) – Sponsored by AHRC Digital Transformation- ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction’.

20 January 2014 – Invited by Prof. Matthew Fuller to the workshopAlgorithms and Capital, organised by Dr. Tiziana Terranova, (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).

31 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the MA course Introduction to Culture Research, Culture Research Unit, (Tel Aviv University, Israel). Title: “How to research culture: The case of the Israeli Psytrance Culture”.

25 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the BA course Media and Society in Israel, Media and Communications department, (Ben Gurion University, Israel). Title: “What’s the panic? The Israeli media’s presentation of the Psytrance Culture in the 1990s”.

23 December 2013 – Invited lecture for the BA course Matters in Popular Culture, Media and Communications department, (Colman College, Israel). Title: “What’s the panic? Subcultures, moral panics and mainstream media”.

29 September- 5 October 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Digitisation and its impact on society – (Dresden Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany) [Full bursary].

1 – 2 July 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Lancaster University Sociology Department’s Summer Conference and Intellectual Party, (Lancaster, UK).

13 May 2013 – iSpam: Challenging categorisation of information on the Internet. Goldsmiths Graduate Festival, (London, UK).

26 March 2012 – Invited lecture for the Music History Club, (Tel Aviv, Israel). Title: “Psytrance and moral panic”.

3 June 2012 – Invited lecture for the BA course The World Belongs to the Young, Media and Communications department, Colman College, Israel. Title: Constructing moral panic – “The Israeli media’s presentation of the Psytrance Culture in the 1990s”.

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