The Death of Web 2.0, and other stories
Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow Greg Singh
Monday 8 July 2019, 3.30-4.30pm.
In the contemporary media ecosystem of “always-on” culture, judgements are made quickly and impacts can be far-reaching; affecting our relationships, wellbeing, mental health and the health of our communities. Drawing from and synthesising communitarian ethics, recognition theory, STS approaches, and concepts from relational and depth psychology, this seminar took a retrospective look at connected media and communications cultural practices to explore some of these issues, as laid out in the book The Death of Web 2.0: Ethics, Connectivity and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2019). It also touched upon related research from the RSE Life in Data Research Network, as well as more recent initiatives taken in conjunction with colleagues in CDMC.
The 30-minute talk was followed by a 30 minute Q&A/discussion
Greg Singh is Associate Professor in Media and Communications, based at the University of Stirling, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Digital Media Cultures, University of Brighton. He has published on an extensive range of media and communications-related topics. Books include Film After Jung; Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema; and The Death of Web 2.0: Ethics, Connectivity and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century (all Routledge).
He is PI on the EPSRC Digital Economy Investigator-led Research Project “Data Commons Scotland” (August 2019 start), and is interested in developing projects around improving mental health, permaculture, and circular economy.