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Schedule: 
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description

Scheduled meetings: Thursdays 10am-12noon in D-Lab Meeting Space 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, (no meeting 3/28 Spring Break), 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

The social media working group (SMWG) is an interdisciplinary group that exists to support researchers, practitioners, artists and anyone else interested in digital technologies, sociocultural dimensions of learning, and critical race perspectives on social media activity. We gather to critically explore the potentials of social media and other participatory technologies as sites of learning. We are currently (Spring 2019) engaged in a broad research collaboration around the creation of publics and counterpublics through social media. Some of the questions that we seek to explore throughout the semester include; What kind of relationship do non-dominant communities have with digital technologies in their everyday lives? What are the affordances of digital technologies and social media for mobilizing discourses, knowledge, and constellations of affect across digital modalities? How do we make sense of EdTech “innovations,” policies, and outcomes in a digitized and neoliberal era?  

Our bi-weekly meetings consist of hands-on exploration of social media methods and tools, learning from experienced social media and digital technology researchers, and preparing our own research for publication. As we grow, we will continue to plan additional projects, symposia, and more. We welcome new members to add to the conversation!

Details
D-lab Facilitator: 
Josué Meléndez Rodríguez