2023 Theme: Shifting Inevitabilities
With this theme, we hope to focus on some of the shifts that will impact our research interests over the next 12 months. With the ongoing demise of Twitter, the inevitability of it being an appropriate platform to conduct research with will decline. Technological determinism, while fallacious, performs in part through the narratives of inevitability – that certain platforms or technologies will always operate our public square, that the future is one of unlimited computational power, that AI will economize our welfare system. But when bubbles burst, and platforms enter end of life, these inevitabilities shift and transmute opening up new telos that can draw us into new narratives.
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