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Tracking the Stars: Co-star and the Creation of the Digital Celestial

Tracking the Stars: Co-star and the Creation of the Digital Celestial

Ayoub Samadi Introduction A centuries old practice clad in contemporary systems of information processing. For millenia, astrology has been engulfed in the depths of time and rationality and has not only until recently began to regain the reverence it...
United States of Facebook: new methods of online governance

United States of Facebook: new methods of online governance

As of June 2019, Facebook boasts almost 2.5 billion monthly active users (Company Info | Facebook Newsroom). If it were a country, Facebook would be the biggest in the world by a large margin. However, everybody knows that it...
Platform Capitalism: Neoliberalism and the Homo Economicus

Platform Capitalism: Neoliberalism and the Homo Economicus

In relation to the theme of neoliberalism, we chose to explore the creation of the homo-economicus and the factors that play into it: Both classical and neo-liberalism place importance on man as an economic subject. They both have a...
Book Review: Network Power – David Singh Grewal

Book Review: Network Power – David Singh Grewal

     Globalization is reintroduced to society in David Singh Grewal’s “Network Power”. A volume that contains so much information, it can easily be viewed as a contemporary globalization handbook. Grewal’s perspective is fresh and bold, albeit not empirically substantiated....

New Network Theory – Tiziana Terranova

Tiziana Terranova is the author of Corpi nella Rete (Bodies in the Net) and Network Culture and is currently a visiting professor in Sociology of Communication at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’. Her talk concerns the following topic; Everything...