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…

CCA Conference 2016 – I/O: Enforcing Idealized Newsmaking Practices Through Algorithm

During the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Conference 2017 (Toronto, Canada), I presented the paper “ I/O: Enforcing Idealized Newsmaking Practices Through Algorithm”. Below you will find the abstract and my slides. Abstract For more than two centuries the production of…

CCA Conference Paper: Uber’s Dysfunctional Discourse of Technological Disruption

During the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Conference 2016 (Calgary, Canada), I presented the paper “Accelerating Sharing Economy: Uber’s Dysfunctional Discourse of Technological Disruption”. Below you will find the abstract, my slides, and the link the completed version of this paper.…

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…