Works-in-Progress: Information War and Social Media

On September 21, 18:30, CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 2nd talk of the Fall 2016 WiP series on “Information War and Social Media” by Svitlana Matviyenko, University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Svitlana Matviyenko is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) where she teaches political economy of information, social and mobile media. This fall, she is a research fellow at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, Ukraine, where she teaches a course on media archaeology and political economy of the “information city”.

Dr. Matviyenko researches psychological and psychoanalytical aspects of users’ interaction with the web to theorize such recent phenomena as the complicit user and the networking drive.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Chkhikvadze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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