“After many doubts, and against the advice of friends whom I respect, I have chosen “convivial” as a technical term to designate a modern society of responsibly limited tools.”-Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality
There has been a recent turn to Illich’s notion of conviviality, led by scholars in Mexico and Latin America, as a way to rethink our technologies and tools. At this point in social media’s development, we take a pause to think what a convivial technology might look like.
- What key considerations do we need to think about for a convivial social media?
- How would it differently frame issues of agency, justice and survival?
- What would our futures look like through a convivial social media?
This session, organized by RSM Visiting Scholar Joanne Armitage, will begin with a panel introducing the speakers and their work, then move into an overview and discussion of conviviality. From this the session will move into a workshop, where we will work in groups to imagine, think through, and critique possible convivial social medias.
- Leonardo Aranda
- Joanne Armitage (Organizer)
- Dora Bartilotti
- Piren Benavidez Ortiz
- Lauren Nieves
- Helen Thornham
- Valeria Valdez
- Marlin Velasco