Plenary No. 3: Crisis, ‘Creative’ Destruction and the Affordances of the Digital Moment and Social Media

Friday 28 June 2013, 11:00 – 12:30

In this presentation, Jodi Dean interrogates celebrations of social media that view Twitter as a force of revolution. In considering the ways contemporary networked media entrap users into support for capitalism, it sets out five types of exploitation specific to the new communication order.

Professor Jodi Dean:

Respondents Q&A:


Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

Kevin Rafter, School of Communications, DCU
Eugenia Siapera, School of Communications, DCU

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