Commercial online platforms have been inserting themselves into almost all areas of our lives, all around the world. This reading group discusses literature about the process of platformization, its influences and methodologies to study it. Topics discussed in the group have for instance included: gig work, platform infrastructures, geographies of platformization, and influencer labour. During the monthly reading group sessions we discuss a couple of pieces of literature around a specific theme related to online platforms, or other members’ work-in-progress.
The platformization reading group is a monthly 2-hour discussion bringing together an interdisciplinary group of early career scholars. Currently, the group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 15.00-17.00, followed by drinks. As the group deals with published literature as well as work-in-progress, commitment to more than just one session as active group members is highly encouraged.
The sessions will take place on the following dates:
- March 8 at REC C1.08
- April 12 at REC C1.08
- May 10 at REC C2.06
- June 14 at REC C1.08
- July 12 at REC C3.03
The reading group is in person only. Readings for each session will be send to participants after registration.