Digital Spatialities: A Critical, Visual, and Ethnographic Social Media Methodologies Workshop

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Digital Spatialities: A Critical, Visual, and Ethnographic Social Media Methodologies Workshop
The Social Media Lab
March 26
9 AM-7 PM

This workshop was the inaugural event of The Social Media Lab at The Global South Center.
It brought together scholars pursuing research on social media phenomena within the US and globally.


The morning panels explored hashtag activism (#yonomequito in Puerto Rico), alternative news production in Turkey, and Filipina migrant workers' engagement in digital countersurveillance practices.

Idalin Bobé (founder of Techactivist.Org) facilitated a workshop entitled: "The Media is the Most Powerful Entity: Learned Lessons in Organizing during the Age of Social Media and Bias Algorithms." Drawing from Idalin's experiences it used social media to mobilize while being at the frontlines during the Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter protests, as well as her efforts at equipping minoritized youth with critical social media literacy skills. 

Prof. Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University) delivered her keynote lecture "The 'Valor y Cambio' Project: Practicing Art, Narrative and Just Economies in Puerto Rico," informed by her current community currency project in Puerto Rico, and her extensive experience as an activist, writer, filmmaker, curator, and educator pushing for alternative forms of sovereignty across world regions. 

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