Published: I/O: Reinforcing Newsmaking Practices Through Algorithmic Media

Recent developments in communication and information technology have disrupted the long-established dominance of mass media over the production and distribution of news. As an effort to reclaim their role of society’s information gatekeeper, media companies absorb digital technology as instruments…

To Build a Human-Machine Territory:
 The Refrain and Mobile technologies

The term “ritornello” means a recurring passage in baroque music for orchestra and chorus. It is a part of the music that returns periodically, like the chorus or refrain during the course of a song. The French term, “ritournelle,” used…

Social Media as Instrument for Civic Engagement and Political Pressure: A Cartography of #TransitReferendum in Vancouver

Conventionally, civic engagement takes forms as deliberative and decision making processes, such as elections, referendums, and public consultations. However, civic engagement does not reduce the single act of vote, recognized as the “democratic duty.” Rather, the debate about collective issues…