16 April 2015
This workshop, organized with Adi Kuntsman, was held in the Digital Shed at Manchester Metropolitan University and addressed the political implications of the selfie genre through talks focusing, for example, on Black Twitter, the Israeli occupation, the Arab Spring, and electoral politics in Singapore.
Members of the lab gave the following presentations:
- Simon Faulkner – ‘A civil contract of the networked photographic image?’ (full paper)
- Farida Vis – ‘Algorithmic Visibility: Edgerank, Selfies and the Networked Photograph’
- Slides for Sanjay Sharma’s talk ‘Black Twitter, Hashtag Activism and Networked Selfies’ can be found here.
- Three of the workshop presentations are below:
Adi Kuntsman – ‘Acts of Selfie Citizenship’. This talk opened the workshop and starts to unpack the ideas behind it.Jill Walker Rettberg – ‘Biometric Citizens: Adapting OurselvesTo Machine Vision’. This keynote presentation explores a selection of photography apps and devices targeted at ordinary users and explores how they become “active cognizers”, structuring and directing the user’s choices in creating a photograph.Crystal Abidin – ‘Vote for my Selfie’. This keynote presentation looks at Singaporean Minister of Parliament (MP) Baey Yam Keng as a case study in investigating how charismatic leadership can be mediated through the repertoire of social media and popular selfie tropes.