Media Industries and Digital Platforms

Event date/time: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ILC Comm Hub, 3rd Floor

The increasing power of streaming services as intermediaries to music and television content brings with it the increasing penetration of tech companies into the realm of culture.

There are political-economic and moral- economic implications in terms of ownership of intellectual property, user privacy and questions of transparency. There are also cultural implications, including for example the increasing importance of music playlists, many of them ‘mood-driven’, and across music and television the use of algorithms to organise user ‘discovery’.

This talk considers these developments and implications, and the degree to which they represent positive ones for those committed to cultural democracy.

Sponsored by Department of Communication, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


650 N. Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
Event Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
650 N. Pleasant St Amherst MA