Talks

Conference Presentations

2018

A short history of fake media: reclaiming fakeness as activist media practice. Paper presented at the ECREA 7th European Communication Conference. Lugano, Switzerland. October 31-November 3.

Mundane modernity: how the Hungarian internet tax protests imagined “the internet”. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Eugene, OR. June 20-24.

Fighting “the Man’s technology”: Visions of technology in the underground press of the American counterculture (1964-1974). Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Prague (Czech Republic), May 24-28.

2017

Fake accounts, real activism: political faking and user-generated satire as activist intervention in the Italian public debate. Paper presented at the Conference of the Italian Association of Political Communication (Compol) “Communication and Politics in the Pop Democracy”. Rome (Italy), December 14-16.

The symbolic power of the internet in the Hungarian internet tax protests.  Paper presented at the ECREA Communication & Democracy conference “Digital democracy: Critical perspectives in the age of big data”. Stockholm (Sweden), November 11-12.

The politics of digital constitutionalism and the discourse of Internet exceptionalism in the Italian Declaration of Internet Rights. Paper presented at the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (Italian Political Science Association) Annual Conference. Urbino (Italy), September 14-16.

Playful and critical: the participatory satire of political fakes and their publics. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. San Diego (CA), May 26-29

2016

Keeping It Fake: Exploring User-Generated Political Fakes and Their Publics. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Conference. Berlin (Germany), October 5-8.

Play, individualism, exploitation: towards a comprehensive critique of the web 2.0 and its relationship with contentious politics. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Leicester (UK), July 27-31.

What “the Internet requires”: The discourse of internet exceptionalism in the Italian Declaration of Internet Rights. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Fukuoka (Japan), June 9-13.

Fake accounts, real activism: political faking and user-generated satire as activist intervention. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Fukuoka (Japan), June 9-13.

The History of il Manifesto and the Evolution of the Italian Left from the Prague Spring to the Arab Spring. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Fukuoka (Japan), June 9-13.

2015

We protest, therefore we are: event-driven, action-oriented collective identities in contemporary social movements.  Paper presented at the ECREA Communication & Democracy conference “Political Agency in the Digital Age: Media, Participation and Democracy”. Copenhagen (Denmark), October 9-10.

(Social) Media for the 99%? Rethinking alternative media and Social Movements’ Identity in the Corporate Web 2.0. Paper presented at the Union for Democratic Communication (UDC) conference “Circuits of Struggle”. Toronto (Canada), May 1-3.

2014

(with Marina Popescu) Success may not always look the same: A theory-driven comparison of how new tools of democratic participation work across contexts. Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions. Salamanca (Spain), April 10-15.

2013

Social) Media for the 99%? Principles, practices and strategies of content production on social networking sites in Occupy Chicago. Paper presented at the ECREA Symposium “(Mis)Understanding Political Participation”. Munich (Germany), October 11-12.

WCIT’12: the Tradeoff Between Secrecy and Legitimacy in the Changing Landscape of Global Internet Governance. Paper presented at the International Conference “Political Communication in times of crisis”, organized by the IPSA, RC-22 Committee. Granada (Spain), September 12-13.

 

Guest Lectures & Talks

2018

“The Hungarian internet tax protests: freedom, modernity and the political power of technology”. Invited talk at the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, University of Oxford. August 8.

“Media and Social Movements”. Guest Lecture for the Summer School Program “Frontiers in Media and Communication”, University of Pennsylvania. July 28.

“Satire, culture jamming and online humor”. Guest Lecture for the Summer School Program “Frontiers in Media and Communication”, University of Pennsylvania. July 26.

2017

“Media and Social Movements”. Guest Lecture for the Political Communication course (graduate), Central European University (Hungary). November 27.

2016

“Communication Behavior Methods: Qualitative Approaches”. Guest Lecture for the Introduction to Communication Behavior course (undergraduate), University of Pennsylvania. September 16.

“Internet & rights: digital constitutions and “national” internet governance”. Panelist. Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania. April 16.

“Fake, authentic, real”. Guest Lecture for the WARNING! Graphic Content course (undergraduate), University of Pennsylvania. March 31.

2015

“Democratic software? The case of Liquid Feedback”. Guest Lecture for the New Tools of Citizen Participation and Democratic Accountability course (graduate), Central European University. March 10.