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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Fernanda R. Rosa (Virginia Tech)

When: Thursday, February 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the upcoming seminar of the Winter 2022 quarter, happening on Thursday, February 17, at 12-1 PM US CT. Professor Fernanda R. Rosa (Virginia Tech) will give a presentation entitled “Code Ethnography and the materiality of power in internet interconnection infrastructure.”

Abstract: This presentation will discuss an ethnography of code, or code ethnography, a method for examining code as a socio-technical actor, considering its social, political and economic implications in the context of digital infrastructures. It will present the results of code ethnography applied to the study of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), showing inequalities between the global North and the global South and concentration of power at the level of internet interconnection infrastructure that expand our understanding of the political economy of the internet.

Fernanda R. Rosa is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. Her research is situated in the intersection of internet governance and design, social justice, and the global South, and has appeared in journals like Internet Policy Review and Policy & Internet.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Latina and Latino Studies Program.

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