DATACTIVE lecture series: Jeremy Shtern

We are very happy to announce that Jeremy Shtern will be giving a special lecture as part of our DATACTIVE Speaker Series.

Better than Random: The Chance For Democratic Governance of the Advertising Supported Internet

This talk presents and reflects on results of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded study of the relationships between internet users, social media firms and the advertising industry. It will reflect on the internet governance implications and activist agenda linked to the emergence of data-driven social media advertising. It will make the case for internet governance discussions to start paying more attention to the fact that advertising- historically a crucial policy agenda for governing electronic communication- is fundamentally shaping user experiences online and sponsoring the architecture of most public internet communication. It will also be argued that there are important overlaps between state and commercial surveillance and privacy issues as well as separate, important advocacy questions in the commercial space.

Jeremy Shtern is an assistant professor and founding faculty member in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University in Toronto. He directs Ryerson’s Global Communication Governance Lab.  His research and teaching focuses on the structure and governance of communication industries and creative work as they reorganize around digital technologies and globalization.

February 17, 4 pm – 5 pm

University of Amsterdam
Department of Media Studies
Turfdraagsterpad 9
1012 XT Amsterdam
room 0.16