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Critical Technology Podcast – Ep1. Platforms and Cultural Production

Mon, November 30, 2020 - Fri, April 30, 2021

As the media and cultural industries have shifted to digital platforms (like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon), massive changes in how cultural content is made, distributed, and consumed have unfolded. In this episode, Dr. Sara Grimes (Director of the KMDI) chats with Dr. David Nieborg, a professor at the University of Toronto, and one of the lead investigators on the Platforms and Cultural Production project: a multi-year, international research initiative that examines how the rise and spread of digital platforms is changing the cultural industries, and the implications this has on our shared cultural experience. Read More

Type of research discussed in today’s episode: A combination of political economy of communication, media studies, and cultural studies.