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Call for Papers for Special Issue „Automating Communication“ in New Media & Society – Deadline June 15, 2022

ZeMKI member Prof. Christian Katzenbach and former ZeMKI member Prof. Christian Pentzold (now: Leipzig University) are guest-editing a special issue on "Automating Communication in the Digital Society: Contexts, Consequences, Critique“ in the leading journal New Media & Society.

The forthcoming publication aims to study how subjectivity, autonomy, agency, and empowerment become defined and reconfigured in these novel human-machine encounters. Because automation, and the related processes of digitization, datafication, and algorithmization, are set to redefine most if not all sectors of society, they have become a research interest across the academy. 

The guest editors invite contributions that take issue with the conditions and consequences of automation and offer critical perspectives on the transition of human activity into machine operations. Extended Abstracts are due June 15, 2022. More information and the CfP here.

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