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CeMoRe Seminar with Michael Liegl, Lancaster U
Date: 26 November 2013 Time: 4.15 to 6.00 pm
Venue: Bowland North SR 6
"Intimacy Mobilised: Hook up Practices in the Location Based Social Dating Network 'grindr'"
There will be drinks afterwards in County Bar
My work focuses on the interplay of technology, spatial organization and social relations. In my Phd 'Digital Cornerville' I studied the impact of ubiquitous computing, filesharing, and network technologies as well as the very notion of ?network' within the organization of an urban artistic community and its audio-visual practices. I especially focused on the layering and hybridization of online and offline collaboration. I further pursue this interest in hybrid spaces in studying the place making practices of digitally mobile creative freelancers and in location based social networks such as the GPS enabled smartphone dating app grindr. Currently, I work as a research associate in a work package on social, legal and ethical implications of IT supported emergency response in the Bridge project (Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management) http:/bridgeproject.eu/en.
Event website: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/profiles/michael-liegl
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Communication Systems, Computing and Communications, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Management Development Division, Management Science, Mobilities.Lab, Organisation, Work and Technology, Sociology
Keywords: Computing, Computing in the Humanities, Internet, Internet research, Networks, sociocultural theory, Sociology, Virtual worlds
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