My latest project has been on data colonialism in the forthcoming book The Costs of Connection co-written with Ulises Mejias. In a recently published paper, we discuss some of the topics of the book, in particular the relation between Big Data and the contemporary subject.
Between 2015 and 2018, I was the Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on Media and Communications in the proposed report by the International Panel on Social Progress. I encourage you to read the chapter, also available in Spanish. To find out more on media as a key dimension of global inequality, please see a recent article published by The Conversation. To access an article on the topic in Spanish, please see La Jornada de Oriente.
Another recent project was The Price of Connection. It investigated the emerging contradiction between the end and means of internet development, and how it is addressed in public debate, with a view to identifying potential resolutions that might genuinely enhance life over the longer-term. I have co-presented on this topic for the University of Sydney (Department of Media and Communications) and Sydney Ideas: the link to the podcast can be accessed here. This link to a reflection piece published by The Conversation Australia may also be of further interest.
I have also recently completed a book with Andreas Hepp on The Mediated Construction of Reality (Polity 2016) which revisits Berger and Luckmann’s project that tracked ‘the social construction of reality’, but for the age of digital media. More information can be accessed here.
In 2017, I published an article on ‘Media in Modernity’ in a special issue of Revue Internationale de Philosophie, edited by Danilo Martucelli. You can read it here.