Prof. Richard Fitzgerald

25/03/2021    (Thursday) 17:00-18:00 E34-3007 What is Data for? Contemporary Lessons from the 1970’s.  In this paper I discuss the nature of data and in particular the role of data in the questions that the social sciences and humanities disciplines pursue. However the talk begins in the 1970’s with the unique contribution to

Dr Shuaishuai WANG

25/03/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Global Digital Culture Industry: The Case of TikTok/Douyin This talk unpacks the integrated ways in which Douyin makes trending items (爆款) for monetization. Differing from the umbrella term “viral video,” trending items represent the audiovisual assemblage of creators, sounds, filters, effects, stickers, word bubbles, and possibly, embedded links

Ms. Yusa WANG

18/03/2021    (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002 Monetised Digital Platforms: The discursive, multi-modal techniques of China’s female and male wanghong (internet celebrities) The development and spread of the internet and social media technologies across China have provided people with alternative pathways for achieving celebrity status and wealth. Such persons, known as wanghong (internet celebrities), can