Vol. 17 No. 1(35) (2024): Special Issue: The Construction of the Future of Platforms

CEJC vol17 no1(35) Special Issue 2024 COVER

Agnieszka Stępińska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Guest Editor:
Nico Carpentier, Culture and Communication Research Centre, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

The special issue, originating from the Horizon 2020 EUMEPLAT project, reflects about the social construction of the future of platforms (and communication technologies). As there are numerous technological assemblages, fields in which they become activated and interact with, processes that take place within them, phenomena that are affiliated with them, and of future imaginings about all of these aspects, five thematic areas were selected-at the expense of many other options. For each of these thematic areas-algorithms and choice, surveillance and resistance, toxic debate and pluralistic values, destructive technologies and war, and gender in society-one research article has been produced and included in this special issue. The introduction of the special issue provides the paradigmatic, conceptual and methodological framework for all articles, while the special issue ends with the (edited) transcription of a roundtable debate, entitled “Future, Democracy and Platforms”.

Published: 2024-07-04


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