Taking place online on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 11 am, Perspectives on digital technologies: care, solidarity, and education is a round table organized by The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and Drugo more, in the framework of the Arts and Humanities Entrepreneurship Hubs international project (co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and European Commission) and Refleks program.
The panelists taking part in the roundtable discussion are Rosemary Grennan (UK), Sean Dockray (AUS) and Marcell Mars (HR); the discussion will be moderated by Davor Mišković.
Watch the discussion live on Drugo more’s and AHEH’s Facebook pages.
The roundtable discussion will propose the idea of the reaffirmation of digital technologies today in enabling the sharing of knowledge horizontally in the so-called cultural sector.
What is the capacity for solidarity and care between education in arts and humanities on the one side, and the growing precariat amidst the COVID-19 crisis on the other? How to depart from culture seen merely as capital and spectacle towards uses of digital technology as distributive and emancipatory?
The discussion will build upon radical pedagogies in learning and digital technologies as a means for transforming economic relations and the societal distribution of resources.
Rosemary Grennan is the co-director of MayDay Rooms, an archive and educational space in London which seeks to connect histories and documents of radicalism and resistance to contemporary struggle. She is also completing a PhD in Media Anthropology from University College London.
Rosemary will talk about the project she has recently been working on with 0x2620 Berlin: leftove.rs, a collaborative online archive of political ephemera.
Sean Dockray is an artist, a founding director of the Los Angeles non-profit Telic Arts Exchange, and initiator of knowledge-sharing platforms, The Public School and Aaaaarg. As a research fellow at the Post-Media Lab at Leuphana University, he explored the physical infrastructure of the sharing economy, focusing on Facebook’s new northern European datacenter. His written essays address topics such as online education (Frieze), the militarisation of universities (in Contestations: Learning from Critical Experiments in Education), book scanning (Fillip), traffic control (Cabinet), and radio (Volume). He lives in Canberra.
Sean will talk about Machine Listening, a project that investigates and experiments in collective learning.
Nenad Romić (aka Marcell Mars) is an advanced internet user. Marcell is one of the founders of Multimedia Institute – mi2 (1999) and club mama in Zagreb (2000). He initiated GNU GPL publishing label EGOBOO.bits (2000); started Skill sharing (2004) informal meetings of technical enthusiasts in mama + regional hacker gatherings ‘Nothing will happen’ (2007). Mars started his research “Ruling Class Studies” at Jan van Eyck (2011-12), continued at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2013) and since spring 2015, he is a PhD student at Leuphana University in DCRL (Digital Cultures Research Lab). “Ruling Class Studies” is a research of corporate state-of-the-art digital innovation, adaptation, and intelligence. It looks closely at the Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay. Since 2018 he joined Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University as Research Fellow.
Marcell will present Sandpoints, an online publishing platform.