Ordinary Social Listening in a Psychotechnological Age

June 6th, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Law School Crown Building Room 320F 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA

Please join us for a talk by Prof. Naomi Waltham-Smith from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Waltham-Smith’s talk will cover her work on “the micropolitics of all-too-ordinary listening,” and develop a critical theory arguing for the harnessing and redirection of ordinary social listening based on a close examination of activism in diverse forms: from the sound-art collective Ultra-red, hip-hop culture, to the way demonstrations and riots have engaged new media as a mode of civic participation.

Following the talk, stay for an informal Q&A led by Digital Civil Society Lab postdoctoral fellow Jessica Feldman.

Wine and light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to Heather Robinson, hnrobinson@stanford.edu



  • 5:00 pm - Reception
  • 5:30 pm - Talk
  • 6:15 pm - Q&A

Abstract - Ordinary Social Listening in a Psychotechnological Age