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How is the process of digitization changing the world? From discussions about intimacy to the surveillance of publics, the Global Digital Cultures podcast brings you ideas and speakers that question how digital elements are changing our everyday life.
Digital Technology and Social Challenges with Zeynep Tufekci

In conversation with Thomas Poell and Stefania Milan, Zeynep Tufekci talks about her educational journey from Turkey and Texas, tactics and infrastructure of 20th century and ongoing protest movements, and how the excess of information online has created new forms of censorship. She also discusses the importance of institutional credibility, legislation, and gives advice to young academics today.

Instagram, the Self, and the City with Justus Uitermark

In this episode, we had drinks with Justus Uitermark at Cafe Droog, where we discussed the theories, methods, and work processes driving his and John Boy’s upcoming book: On Display: Instagram, the Self, and the City. Justus Uitermark is professor of Urban Geography at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. He studies cities from a comparative and historical perspective, looking at how power relations are expressed in the built environment: which groups and interests prevail and which are pushed into the background?

Data Activism with Stefania Milan

In this episode, Stefania Milan joined us behind the mic at Cafe Droog, where we talked about data activism, regulatory data infrastructures, and ways in which justice and equality can be achieved in a datafied society. 

Stefania Milan is an Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She is the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded DATACTIVE project, Co-Principal Investigator of the e-LADDA project, and the Project Leader of the Citizenship and Standard-Setting in Digital Networks. Her research lies at the intersection of technologies and society, as she investigates the possibilities of self-organization, emancipation, and autonomy that digital infrastructure opens up. 

Global Data Justice and Tech Firms with Linnet Taylor

In this episode, we invited Linnet Taylor to Thomas's cozy office at the University of Amsterdam to discuss global data justice and the growing power of contemporary tech firms over a hot cup of tea. 

Linnet Taylor is a Professor of International Data Governance at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), where she leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project. Her research focuses on the use of new sources of digital data in governance and research around issues of human and economic development.

Global Digital Inequalities

Featuring Nishant Shah and Padmini Ray Murray

Engaging with online sex-work

Featuring Lorelei Lee and Antonia Hernández

Digital Sex Work in the Age of COVID

Featuring Angela Jones, Yvette Luhrs and Zaïre Krieger

Digital Public Infrastructures

Featuring Jack Linchuan Qiu, Seda Gürses and Geert-Jan Boogaerts.

Programmed Racism

Featuring Sennay Ghebreab, Linnet Taylor and Payal Arora