This pages details what will be read for the monthly Platform Pedagogies reading group and the accompanying minutes from the meetings.
Meeting 24 – June 21
Bridges, L. E. (2021). Digital failure: Unbecoming the “good” data subject through entropic, fugitive, and queer data. Big Data & Society.
Striphas, T. (2015). Algorithmic culture. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(4-5), 395-412.
Meeting 23 – May 20
Barassi, V. (2020). Child Data Citizen: How Tech Companies are Profiling Us from Before Birth. MIT Press.:
Chapter four: Educational Data (pages 96-125).
Pierlejewski, M. (2020). The data-doppelganger and the cyborg-self: Theorising the datafication of education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 28(3), 463-475.
Meeting 22 – April 29
Kerssens, N., & Dijck, J. V. (2021). The platformization of primary education in The Netherlands. Learning, Media and Technology, 1-14.
Edwards, S. (2021). Digital play and technical code: what new knowledge formations are possible?. Learning, Media and Technology, 1-14.
Meeting 21 – March 4
Milan, S., Treré, E., and Masiero, S. (Eds). (2021). COVID-19 from the Margins. Theory on Demand, 40:
Milan, S., Treré, E., and Masiero, S. Introduction: COVID-19 seen from the land of the otherwise (page 14-24)
Van Doorn, N., Mos, E., Bosma, J. Chapter 10: Disrupting “business as usual: COVID-19 and platform labour (page 79-84).
Lupton, D. (2020). Contextualising COVID-19: Sociocultural Perspectives on Contagion.The Coronavirus Crisis: Social Perspectives. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.
Meeting 20 – February 5
This was a meetup to discuss plans for the upcoming year. There was no set reading.
Meeting 19 – November 12
Dencik, L., Hintz, A., Redden, J., and Trere, E. (2019) ‘Exploring Data Justice: Conceptions, Applications and Directions’, Information, Communication and Society, 22 (7), 873-881.
Milan, S., and Treré, E. (2019) ‘Big Data from the South(s): Beyond Data Universalism’, Television & New Media, 20 (4), 319-335.Dencik, L. (2018) ‘Surveillance realism and the politics of imagination: is there no alternative?’, Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, 2018 (1), 31-43.
Meeting 18 – October 15D’Ignazio, C., & Klein, L. F. (2020), Data feminism, Cambridge, MA. MIT Press (Chapter one: The power chapter, chapter two: Collect, analyze, imagine, teach, and chapter five: Unicorns, Janitors, Ninjas, Wizards, and Rock Stars. Principle: embrace pluralism).
Meeting 17 – September 17
Fisher, M. (2009) Capitalist realism: Is There No Alternative?, John Hunt Publishing (chapter one: It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism).
Sadowski, J. (2019) ‘When Data is Capital: Datafication, Accumulation, and Extraction’. Big Data & Society, 6 (1), pp1-12.
D’Ignazio, C., & Klein, L. F. (2020) Data feminism, Cambridge, MA. MIT Press (Introduction: Why data science needs feminism, and chapter five: Unicorns, Janitors, Ninjas, Wizards, and Rock Stars. Principle: embrace pluralism).
Meeting 16 – August 13Williamson, B. & Hogan, A. (2020) ‘Commercialisation and Privatisation in/of Education in the Context of Covid-19’, Education International.
Meeting 15 – July 16
Kukutai, T., & Taylor, J. (Eds.). (2016) Indigenous data sovereignty: Toward an agenda (Vol. 38), ANU Press. – (Appendix 1.1, chapter 2, and chapter 5).
Meeting 14 – June 18
Kitchin, R. (2014) ‘Big Data, New Epistemologies and Paradigm Shifts’, Big Data & Society, 1 (1), 1-12.
There was also a post-hoc email discussion of data as a concept to be read for this meeting, which can be found here.
Meeting 13 – May 21
Daly, A., Devitt, S. K., & Mann, M. (2019) Good Data, Amsterdam, Institute of Network Cultures (chapters 3, 8, & 12).
Meeting 12 – April 23
Zerilli, Linda M.G. (2005) “We Feel Our Freedom”: Imagination and Judgment in the Thought of Hannah Arendt, Political Theory, 33 (2), 158–188.
Mazé, R. (2016), Design and the future: Temporal politics of ‘making a difference’, in Smith, R. C., Vangkilde, K. T., Kjærsgaard, M. G., Otto, T., Halse, J., & Binder, T. (Eds.), Design Anthropological Futures, London, Bloomsbury Publishing.
Meeting 11 – March 26
Andrejevic, M. (2019). Automated Media. Routledge (chapters 1, 3, & 7).
Meeting 10 – February 27
Morozov, E. (2019) ‘Digital Socialism? The Calculation Debate in the Age of Big Data’, New Left Review, 116/117, 33-67.
Meeting 9 – November 28
This meeting was dedicated to the concept of user ‘personas’ in apps, drawing from the Dieter et al (2019) article from meeting 8. It was intended to be a practical exercise through the Smiling Mind app, thus there was no specific reading.
Meeting 8 – October 31
Dieter, M., Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F. N., & Weltevrede, E. (2019) ‘Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions’, Social Media + Society.
Mathias D. (2019) ‘Researching Educational Apps: Ecologies, Technologies, Subjectivities and Learning Regimes, Learning’, Media and Technology.
Meeting 7 – September 26
Gray, M.L., & Suri, S. (2019) Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley From Building a New Global Underclass, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Ross, A. (2008) The New Geography of Work: Power to The Precarious?. Theory, Culture, and Society. 25 (7-8), 31-49.
Schor, J., Fitzmaurice, C., Carfagna, L., Attwood-Charles, W., & Dubois Poteat E. (2016) Paradoxes Of Openness and Distinction in The Sharing Economy, Poetics, (54), 66-81.
Meeting 6 – August 15
Jurgenson, N. (2019) The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, London: Verso.
Meeting 5 – July 4
Minassian, H.T. (2018). Drawing Video Game Mental Maps: From Emotional Games to Emotions of Play. Cartographic Perspectives. (91), 47–62.
Nemorin, S. (2017). Affective capture in digital school spaces and the modulation of student subjectivities. Emotion, Space & Society. (24), 11-18.
Paasonen, Susanna, Hillis, Ken and Petit, Michael, Introduction: Networks of Transmission: Intensity, Sensation, Value. In Ken Hillis, Susanna Paasonen and Michael Petit (eds.), Networked Affect. Cambridge: MIT Press 2015, 1–24.
Meeting 4 – June 6
Zuboff, S. (2019). The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the NewFrontier of Power New York: Profile Books.
Bradbury, A. (2018). Datafied at four: The role of data in the ‘schoolification’ of early childhood education in England. Learning, Media and Technology. doi:10.1080/17439884.2018.1511577
Manolev, J., Sullivan, A., & Slee, R. (2019). The datafication of discipline: ClassDojo, surveillance and a performative classroom culture. Learning, Media and Technology, 44(1), 36-51.
Rennie, E., Schmieder, K., Thomas, J., Howard, S. K., Ma, J., & Yang, J. (2019). Privacy and app use in Australian primary schools: insights into school-based Internet governance. Media International Australia, 1-12. doi:i1.o0r.g1/107.171/1737/2193829787X8X1918982288368
Selwyn, N. (2016). ‘There’s so much data’: Exploring the realities of data-based school governance. European Educational Research Journal, 15(1), 54-68.
DiGiacimo, D., Zacher Pandya, J. & Sefton-Green, J., Platform pedagogies: How the “platformization“ of education is pedagogicizing home-school relations (Draft)
Williamson, B. (2017). Learning in the “platform society”: Disassembling an educational data assemblage. Research in Education, 98(1), 59–82. doi:10.1177/0034523717723389
Kumar, Priya C., Jessica Vitak, Marshini Chetty, and Tamara L. Clegg. 2019. The Platformization of the Classroom: Teachers as Surveillant Consumers. Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 145-152. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/index | ISSN: 1477-7487
Meeting 2 – March 28
Bucher, T. (2018). If…then: Algorithmic Power and Politics.Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Meeting 1 – Feb 28
Gillespie, T. (2010). The politics of ‘platforms’. New Media and Society, 12(3), 347-364.
Plantin, J. C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P., & Sandvig, C. (2018). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society, 20(1), 293-310.
Rennie, E., Schmieder, K., Thomas, J., Howard, S. K., Ma, J., & Yang, J. (2019). Privacy and app use in Australian primary schools: insights into school-based Internet governance. Media International Australia, 1-12.
Williamson, B. (2017). Decoding ClassDojo: Psycho-policy, social-emotional learning and persuasive educational technologies. Learning, Media and Technology, 42(4), 440-453.