#MeetingAtMESO: "Social Transformation and Digital Culture" | Full event now available on YouTube

Last Thursday, August 12, the Center for Studies on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) organized a #MeetingAtMESO entitled "Social Transformation and Digital Culture". We had the participation of Ellen Helsper ("Participatory inequality in digital societies"); Paola Ricaurte ("A.I., feminism and coloniality of power: between geopolitics and corpopolitics"); and Amy Ross-Arguedas ("Diagnosis as a counterculture: subversions of health and medical knowledge on Instagram"). Ana Slimovich moderated the event.

If you missed it, the virtual meeting is now available on our YouTube channel: Meso Argentina. Click here to access the content.


#MeetingAtMESO: "Social Transformation and Digital Culture" | August 12th - 1pm. (Arg.) - Zoom

The Center for Studies on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites a to new #MeetingAtMESO: "Social Transformation and Digital Culture". We will have the participation of Ellen Helsper ("Participatory inequality in digital societies"); Paola Ricaurte ("A.I., feminism and coloniality of power: between geopolitics and corpopolitics"); and Amy Ross-Arguedas ("Diagnosis as a counterculture: subversions of health and medical knowledge on Instagram"). Ana Slimovich will moderate the meeting. The event will be in Spanish and registration is mandatory but free.

The #EncuentroEnMESO will take place on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time) via Zoom. >>> Registration form

Once the form is completed, those interested will receive the link to access the virtual room days prior to the event.

*By taking part in the event, the participants accept that the space can be recorded and made available on our social networks later.

For inquiries write to: Mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar


Call for papers - Congreso Anual MESO 2021

The Center for Studies on Media and Society (MESO) invites the contribution of unpublished articles for the #CongresoMESO2021: "Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America.

The conference will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2021. The modality of this edition will be hybrid. It will be the 7th Annual Congress that MESO organizes with the purpose of exchanging research knowledge on the interactions between media, culture and society. We are sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication and the Center for Latinx Digital Media.

Articles should contribute to the discussion on media, culture and society in an empirical, theoretical or methodological way, and expand the knowledge on this subject at a national or/and regional level. Articles may refer to different aspects of communication, media and cultural goods / services expressed through journalism, entertainment, advertising and marketing, public relations, social networks, video games, among others.

The deadline for submitting the abstract of the article is August 31, 2021. Those interested should send the abstracts through the following form. The results will be notified to the authors on September 30, 2021.

For more information write to mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar. To access previous Congresses visit our YouTube channel: MESO Argentina.


#EncuentroEnMESO "Abundance: on the experience of living in a world of information plenty" - Wednesday 02/06 - 13.00 hs.

The Center for Studies on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites the second Meeting of the year. On this occasion, we bring you the presentation in Spanish of the latest book by our co-director Pablo J. Boczkowski entitled "Abundance: on the experience of living in a world of information plenty".

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time) via Zoom. It will also have the participation of Natalia Aruguete (National University of Quilmes - Conicet) and Juan Manuel Lucero (Google News Lab - Entrepreneur, professor and consultant) as commentators.

About the book, Natalí Schejtman in El Diario AR comments: "At a time when what predominates is a very dystopian discourse, the book tries to rescue the role of humans as historical subjects." Also, Marina Estarque in Latam Journalism Review points out: "Boczkowski, professor in the department of communication studies at Northwestern University, rejects the supposed dystopian effects of the increase in the supply of information and makes a historical analysis to show that this has concerned society since" ancient Greece and Rome”.

If you want to know more, we invite you to watch the presentation of “Abundance…” at the BlueMetBleu literary festival . You can also read this article of Infobae where the author reflects on" the contradictions of living in a world with too much information ". In addition, we recommend the interview from #CiudadU to Pablo on Channel 10 in Córdoba.

The event is free but requires prior registration. Here the link to register.

Once the form is completed, the interested parties will receive the link to access the virtual room.

* By taking part in the event, the participants accept that the space can be recorded and made available on our social networks later.

For inquiries write to: Mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar


ICA Pre-Conference - Digital Media in Latinx & Latin America - May 26th, 2021

MESO invites you to participate in the pre-conference on “Digital Media in Latinx & Latin America” of the International Communication Association. It will take place on May 26th from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Mountain Time). Click here to access the program.

“This year's pre-conference aims to examine the production, distribution and consumption of digital media in Latinx and Latin America. In doing so, we have broadened the scope to include digital media practices from the Latinx diaspora experience, to create a platform that can showcase the wealth of a broader variety of relevant research on the Latinx and Latin American experience." More information at: www.latinxlatammedia.com.

Organized by: Adrián Pino, Arthur Soto-Vázquez, Eddy Borges Rey, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Ezequiel Korin, Magdalena Saldaña, María Celeste Wagner, Mariana Sánchez Santos, Miriam Hernández and Pablo Boczkowski.

Do not miss this event!


#EncuentroEnMESO - Presentation of the book "The empire of utopia: Myths and realities of the American society"

The Center for Media and Society Studies in Argentina (MESO) held its first meeting of 2021. On Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. (Argentina), through the Zoom platform took place the presentation of Silvio Waisbord’s recent book. María Esperanza Casullo moderated the event.


MESO 2020 Annual Report – Fifth Anniversary Special Edition

On its fifth anniversary, the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), a joint venture between the University of San Andrés and Northwestern University, continued to grow as: a space for scholarship about the media and social life; a forum for researchers and practitioners; a context for student development; and a node in an expanding international academic network.

We invite you to review the activities and results of these five years of work.

Continue reading here: Annual Report MESO 2020- Fifth Anniversary Special Edition.


MESO 2020 Annual Conference – Program and videos of the presentations

The Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) held its sixth annual conference, on Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Argentina), through Zoom.

You can access the MESO 2020 Congress Program and watch the videos of the presentations on our Youtube Channel.

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