November 3, 2022
On Elon Musk’s Vision of Twitter as a Hive Mind
Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman digs into the idea of Twitter as a "collective, cybernetic super-intelligence."
October 15, 2022
Anthem of Misogyny
The War on Women in North Africa and the Middle East
In her new book Anthem of Misogyny, Visiting Scholar Ibtissam Bouachrine brings misogyny, including violent online content, to the center of debates about women in North Africa and the Middle East.
September 22, 2022
The Misinformation Paradox: Older Adults are Cynical about News Media, but Engage with It Anyway
In a study with coauthors Imani Munyaka and Eszter Hargittai, Visiting Scholar Elissa Redmiles finds that older adults who are cynical about media "continue to read and share news they distrust."
September 15, 2022
Digital assistants: Inequalities and social context of access, use, and perceptual understanding
Visiting scholar Yong Jin Park and colleagues argue that inequalities relating to digital assistants are both material and socio-cultural.
September 13, 2022
Collective wisdom in polarized groups
RSM Assembly Fellow Joe Bak-Coleman and colleagues develop and test a theoretical framework for understanding "the wisdom of the crowd" in polarized groups.
August 5, 2022
Exploring Social Media Contexts for Cultivating Connected Learning with Black Youth in Urban Communities: The Case of Dreamer Studio
Through digital ethnography, Visiting Scholar Jabari Evans explores outcomes of a hip-hop-based education program that aims to open music-related career pathways for Chicago youth.
August 1, 2022
The Audacity of Clout (Chasing): Digital Strategies of Black Youth in Chicago DIY Hip-Hop
Visiting scholar Jabari Evans and coauthor Nancy K. Baym explore and learn from the unique digital and cultural practices of Chicago's hip-hop scene.
July 29, 2022
Visiting scholar Jabari Evans engages Dr. Andre Brock in a conversation on Black Cyberculture for the seventh episode of his podcast, "Uncommon Naledge."
June 9, 2022
How to Fix Twitter and Facebook
Jonathan Zittrain delves into the complex question of defining ownership and governance in the social media public square.
May 10, 2022
The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media
Join us for a special Berkman Klein Center Luncheon featuring RSM Strategy Advisor, Joanne Cheung, who will discuss her research and open access article, “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks.”