JustPublics@365 Launches its First Social Media Summit: “Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the 21st Century”

JustPublics@365 is hosting the first of four 2013 Summits from March 1 to March 6. The week-long series of events is intended to engage academics in creating new kinds of knowledge streams (podcasts, videos, data visualizations) and connecting scholars, activists, policy makers, and the media to wider publics, while focusing on specific areas and ways to promote social justice and transform the world. The three additional summits will address issues of criminalization, race, and housing. Organizing the first summit are doctoral faculty member and 2012-13 Graduate Center Mellon Fellow Jessie Daniels (Assoc. Prof., Hunter, Public Health) and Graduate Center doctoral candidate Suzanne Tamang.

All first summit events take place at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue (@34th Street), New York City. Please note that registration is required for the talk by Alice Marwick on Friday, March 1. Registration is requested for the March 1–2 #OccupyData Hackathon.

Noon–3:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, and Noon–6 p.m., Saturday, March 2

The first summit begins with an #OccupyData Hackathon (registration requested) in the James Gallery, on the first floor. Participants will work with data collected during Hurricane Sandy to help assess the breadth and depth of the Occupy Sandy relief effort. Data visualizations from previous Hackathons will be on display in the gallery.

Friday, March 1— Theorizing the Web 2013 (#TtW13) Conference

  • 4 p.m., James Gallery opens. Tickets required.
  • 4:30 p.m., James Gallery: Alice Marwick (Asst. Prof.), Fordham University, speaker, “Wall Posts Can’t Protect You: Networked Privacy & Social Surveillance in Facebook”
  • 5:30 p.m., James Gallery: Reception
  • 6:30 p.m., Proshansky Auditorium: “Free Speech for Whom?” panel discussion

Saturday, March 2 — Theorizing the Web (continued)

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Concourse Level: Eleven panel discussions will feature a Who’s Who of digital media experts.
  • 4:30 p.m., Proshansky Auditorium: The preeminent theorist of surveillance David Lyon, author of Liquid Surveillance (2012), will provide a keynote speech on “The Emerging Culture of Surveillance: Digital Data, Visibility, and the Web”

Tuesday, March 5 — “Poverty, YouTube, and Representation

  • 6:30–8 p.m., James Gallery: Innovative digital video artist Natalie Bookchin, author of Long Story Short, will converse with Alex Juhasz, author of Learning from YouTube.

Wednesday, March 6

Sponsors and cosponsors of the week-long summit include the Graduate Center, CUNY, the Center for Humanities and Ph.D. Program in Sociology, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), and the Ford Foundation.