Vortrag im Oberseminar
Dr. Nishant Shah (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
This talk is invited by the Project ONLINERPOL.
The politics of disconnectedness: Net neutrality and universal access
Connectivity has emerged as both the premise and promise of digital networking. Connectivity becomes the driver for the expansion of networking as well as the measure by which the network finds its validity and measure. This talk proposes that with the Internet of Things, often, the connectivity of things and collectivity of people are subsumed under the metaphor of the network. However, we need to understand that the network connectivity is not only a metaphorical descriptor but as a material form that prescribes and defined, forms and informs the ways in which we live and speak. Thus, networked connectivity cannot be seen as merely an infrastructure and resource development but one that needs further scrutiny about the politics of inclusion and access. Drawing from the campaign around Net Neutrality and Zero Rating in India, I hope to examine the changing nature of connectivity within a digital network and the new intersections that need to be developed to safeguard the human subject in networked societies.
Wann? Montag, 20. November 2017 , 18 Uhr
Wo? Institut für Ethnologie, Oettingenstraße 67, 80538 München
Raum L155 (Obergeschoss) Lageplan
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