Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

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That experience of being in this country as an immigrant, both inside and outside, having to adopt certain ways of thinking and having to erase other ways of thinking, other parts of me that cannot be rendered in this new context, I think that’s where this idea [of nodocentrism] came from.
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Ulises Ali Mejias discusses his book Off The Network: Disrupting the Digital World with Chris Richardson. Mejías is associate professor of Communication Studies and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. He is a media scholar whose work encompasses critical internet studies, network theory and science, philosophy and sociology of technology, and political economy of digital media. He is the principal investigator in the Algorithm Observatory project. His new book, The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism is co-authored with Nick Couldry and forthcoming from Stanford University Press in 2019.


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