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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">You are welcome to attend the following webinar:</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">“Internet” and “Hackers”: New Threats and Opportunities</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Professor Gabriella Coleman and Professor Thomas Streeter</span> </p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Synopsis: </span></b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Has Covid-19 transformed how we will live </span>in the<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)"> Internet in our digital future? What are the democratic promises of hacktivism
 and the security dangers of hacker cybercrimes? This webinar will explore the social, ethical and political implications of the new technology-society relationships in the (post)pandemic times of this free-wheeling horizon of and expanded cyberspace.</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Register here:</span></b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">  </span><span style="color:black"><a href="https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/programs/seminar-series/2020/internet-and-hackers-new-threats-and-opportunities" target="_blank" style="color:blue">https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/programs/seminar-series/2020/internet-and-hackers-new-threats-and-opportunities</a></span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Date & time:</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">September 11, 2020</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">New York (Eastern Daylight Time):                            8:00 AM</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">London (Greenwich Mean Time +1):                        1:00 PM</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Melbourne (Australian Eastern Standard Time):    10:00 PM</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">This webinar is a part of the series:</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:black">Redefining Digital Keywords</span></b></p>
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<b><span style="color:black">From Digital Archaisms to (Post)Pandemic Neologisms</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:black">(Digital Studio, the University of Melbourne)</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:black">Register here: </span></b><span style="color:black"><a href="https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/programs/seminar-series" target="_blank" style="color:blue">https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/programs/seminar-series</a></span></p>
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<b><span style="color:black">Synopsis:</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">In 2016 Benjamin Peters published his edited collection </span><span style="color:black"><a href="https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691167336/digital-keywords" target="_blank" style="color:blue"><i><span style="color:rgb(64,116,178)">Digital
 Keywords</span></i></a></span><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)"> (Princeton University Press). With provocative short essays from international digital media scholars in anthropology, history, political science, philosophy, religious studies, rhetoric, science
 and technology studies, and sociology, the book explored and critiqued the rich vocabulary of the growing field of digital humanities on 25 keywords, ranging from meme to surrogate, from forum to mirror, from cloud to digital.</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">The pandemic outbreak has challenged and reconfigured human experience across physical, social and digital realities, and hence urges us to revisit our digital keywords vocabulary. This global webinar series will bring together
 leading digital humanities scholars to reflect upon their original contributions to the <i>Digital Keywords. </i>Each webinar will focus on two digital phenomena and their corresponding keywords to explore how their meanings are changing in the face of disruptions
 caused by lockdowns or social distancing, and what new cultural practices, social challenges and political implications emerge around the new digital vocabulary.</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Series curated by Dr Natalia Grincheva (Digital Studio Senior Research Fellow).</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Schedule</span></b></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">September 25: “Events” in the Post-“Information” Age</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">A/Professor Julia Sonnevend and Dr. Bernard Geoghegan</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Will the word information acquire new meanings under the pressure of technological transformations caused by the Covid-19 digital lockdown? How will people understand, define and experience major or minor events when they are
 limited to virtual encounters, online meetings and social media catch-ups? The webinar will interrogate old meanings and explore emerging connotations of what becomes information and whither the nature of an event in the seamless enfolding of the two in the
 online world.</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">October 9: “Geeking” and “Prototyping” the “New Normal”</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">A/Professor Christina Dunbar-Hester and Professor Fred Turner</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Could we imagine and prototype human life in the post-pandemic world? Will geeks rule in the emerging social conditions of the new normal, or will they simply become extinct in the digital mainstreaming of daily life? The webinar
 will tackle the question of human typologies in new social formations and online networks.</span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">October 23: “Sharing” and “Gaming” in the Post-pandemic World</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Dr. Nicholas A. John and Professor Saugata Bhaduri</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">How do we share online versus offline and what games can we play when limited within digital reality? What are the consequences on our health and well-being of non-stop digital sharing of our lives and emotions? And is it possible
 to transfer sport matches, games, and even such world sport mega-events as the Olympics into the digital world? The webinar will aim to answer these questions in conversation with Dr Nicholas A. John and Professor Saugata Bhaduri. </span></p>
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<b><span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">November 6: “Zooming” In and Out to Examine the “Virus”</span></b></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">Professor Jodie McVernon and Professor Sean Cubitt</span></p>
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<span style="color:rgb(39,39,39)">What new meanings of words such as zoom and virus did the Convid-19 outbreak instigate? How did we move from ‘Google it’ to ‘Let’s Zoom’, and what are the economic and political implications of platform-imperialism in the time
 of the 24/7 digital communication? What are the real and potential powers of online and biological viruses to disrupt, challenge, improve or destroy human life? The final webinar will facilitate a cross-disciplinary conversation between researchers at the
 University of Melbourne to share insights on the role of digital technologies in the current pandemic with its consequences for moral, social and physical being. </span></p>
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