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Platformed Creation

October 16, 2020 - 6:00am
Remote, via Zoom

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PLATFORMED CREATION

THE WORLD OF INFLUENCERS, CONTENT CREATORS, AND MICRO-CELEBRITIES

 

October 16, 2020 | 6am-1:20pm Pacific (9am-4:20pm EST) 

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Presentation abstracts available here


Introduction (6am-6:10am PST)

 
Forrest Stuart & Angèle Christin (Stanford University)

Panel 1 (6:10am-7:10am PST)

 
Stuart Cunningham (Queensland University of Technology). COVID and the creators: Social Media
Entertainment Revisited in the Pandemic-Recession and in China
 
Crystal Abidin (Curtin University, Jönköping University). Influencers in the Age of Call Out and Cancel
Cultures
 
Ruixi Mao (University of Chicago). Empirical Studies on the Professionalized China Live-Streaming
Labor

Panel 2 (7:20am-8:20am PST)

 
Meredith Clark (University of Virginia). Toward a Theory of #BlackGirlMagic
 
Zoë Glatt (London School of Economics). The Failed Promise of Diversity and Meritocracy: An
Intersectional Analysis of the Influencer Community Industry
 
Kaiping Chen (University of Wisconsin-Madison). A Critical Appraisal of Diversity in Digital
Knowledge Production: A Segregated Inclusion of Knowledge Producers Community on YouTube

-- 15 minute break --


Panel 3 (8:35am-9:35am PST)

 
Matt Rafalow (University of California-Berkeley). Do it Live: How YouTubers Tell a Good Story
 
Victoria O’Meara (Western University). Seeking Visibility or Calculative Agency?: Content Creators,
Metric Manipulation, and the Struggle over Measure
 
Katrin Tiidenberg (Tallinn University). ��❤️��: What is Social Media Influence?

Panel 4 (9:45-10:45am PST)

 
Ashley Mears (Boston University). Algorithmic Capital and the Uneven Pursuit of Profit.
 
Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario). House Hype: Unraveling the Promotional Value Chain
Behind ‘Collab Houses’
 
Stefanie Duguay and Anne-Marie Trépanier (Concordia University). Re/creation through Zoom:
Exploring the Platformed Production of Club Quarantine’s Queer Dance Parties during the COVID-19
Pandemic

-- 15 minute break --


Panel 5 (11am-noon PST)

 
Brooke Erin Duffy (Cornell University). “Very Unpredictable Platforms”: The Nested Precarity of Social
Media Labor
 
Jabari Evans (Northwestern University). The Anatomy of Digital Clout: Examining Social Media Self-
Branding, Visibility and Relational Labor Strategies of Black Youth in Chicago’s DIY Hip-Hop Scene.
 
Becca Lewis and Angèle Christin (Stanford University). Rumors, Conspiracies, and the Anxieties of
Authenticity: The Drama Community on YouTube

Panel 6 (12:10-1:10pm PST)

 
Forrest Stuart (Stanford University). Fields, Fabrications, and Felonies: Theorizing Inequality in the Online Attention economy
 
Sophie Bishop (King’s College London). Influencer Management Tools: Algorithmic Cultures, Brand
Safety and Bias
 
Robyn Caplan (Data & Society, Rutgers University). Platform or Podium: Expanding on the Notion of
“Tiered Governance” in Content Moderation

Concluding Remarks (1:10-1:20 PST)

 

Event Sponsor: 
The Stanford Ethnography Lab