#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 #MeetingAtMESO 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


#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) hosts the second Meeting of the year. On this occasion, we bring you the presentation in spanish of the latest book of 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 (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes - Conicet) and Juan Manuel Lucero (Google News Lab - Entrepreneur, professor and consultant).

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 is 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 this 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.


#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.


Virtual Meeting At Meso – “Rights, inclusion and digital gaps” 10/08 – 1.30PM.

The Center for Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites you to the virtual meeting “Rights, inclusion and digital gaps” to be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1.30 pm (Argentina time) through Zoom.

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

More information: You can consult previous MESO Meetings in our Youtube channel.
For queries write to: mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar

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


Fake news and misinformation #VirtualMeetingatMESO 08/20 1 PM

The Center for Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites you to the virtual meeting “Fake News and misinformation: Audiences, Public Opinion and Regulatory Frameworks” to be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1 pm (Argentina time) through Zoom.

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

More information: You can consult previous MESO Meetings in our Youtube channel.
For queries write to: mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar

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


"The costs of connection: the colonialism of data" #EncuentroVirtualenMESO 02/07 - 13hs

The Center for Studies on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites to the Meeting "The costs of connection: the colonialism of data" that will take place on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (Buenos Aires) through Zoom.

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

More information: You can consult previous MESO meetings on our YouTube channel. For inquiries write to: Mediosysociedad@udesa.edu.ar *By taking part in the event, the participants accept that the space can be recorded and will be available on our social networks later.


Digital Culture #EncuentroVirtualEnMeso 28/05 - 18hs

The Center for Studies on Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) invites to the Meeting "Digital Culture" that will take place on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. through Zoom.

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


#Suspended Meeting at MESO: "Research Methods and Techniques in Social Sciences: The case of the 2019 Presidential Elections"

For reasons of public knowledge the event was suspended.

Speakers: Ernesto Schargrodsky (UTDT), Augusto Reyna (UBA), Ana Iparraguirre (Dinamys), Matías Di Santi (Checked), Eugenia Mitchelstein (UdeSA) and Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern).

Date and time:Thursday, March 19th, 6.30 p.m.

Address:University of San Andrés. Riobamba 1276 - CABA.

The event requires prior registration and is free.


The day after: Polls and public opinion in the 2019 presidential elections.


Presentation of the book: “Trump and the media” edited by Pablo J. Boczkowski and Zizi Papacharissi

What role did the media and social networks play in the election of Donald Trump? In Trump and the media, journalism and technology experts discuss, among other topics, the disconnect between many voters and mainstream news outlets, the emergence of fake news and "alternative facts," and President Trump's use of the news. social media. The book finds historical antecedents of current events in the notions of "us" versus "them" of the cold war, traces the genealogy of the attack on the facts and traces the collapse of the traditional gatekeepers. Based on these reflections, he proposes strategies for the news and social networks to improve the quality of democratic life.

They present: Pablo Boczkowski with Adriana Amado and Marcelo Leiras.

Free and free activity.

Requires prior registration. Location until the capacity of the room is exhausted.


Presentation of the book: "Decoding the social world: Data Science and the unintended consequences of communication"

On July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Sandra Bailón will be presenting her book entitled: Decoding the Social World: Data Science and the Unintended Consequences of Communication.

The event will have the participation of Pablo Fernandez, director of Editorial Innovation at Chequeado.com, as moderator.

There, González-Bailón, Professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, proposes that the unpredictability of social life is related to communication networks, social influence and the involuntary effects derived from decisions individual. The book describes how communication generates social dynamics that lead to episodes of "collective effervescence" and discusses the mechanisms that underlie large-scale diffusion, when information and behavior spread rapidly. By opening the black box of unintended effects, González-Bailón identifies strategies for social action and argues that data science and evidence-based research promote critical thinking in a constantly changing world.


Methods Workshop: content analysis


Second #EncuentroEnMESO 2017 "Fiction: from TV to cell phone"

The second #EncuentroEnMESO of 2017 analyzed the evolution of audiovisual fiction, with a focus on Argentine production. The event was attended by the writer and screenwriter Erika Halvorsen, Juan Manuel Lucero, from Google News Lab, and Andrea Mallimaci, from the University of Buenos Aires, as moderator.

The event, which was titled “Fiction: from television to cell phone”, functioned as a space for dialogue and reflection on the future of audiovisual content. Thus, the speakers expressed the importance of formats and narratives changing as screens multiply and consumer experiences diversify. In this context, Juan Manuel Lucero emphasized the new practices that accompany the consumption of fiction: "Faced with the breakdown of the collective experience, digital practices arise that try to recreate these primitive experiences of sharing, for example Twitter."

In the context of an entertaining talk, the three participants at the table agreed on the importance of promoting local production. In this way, Juan Manuel Lucero reflected on the importance of focusing on the Argentine audience and on the importance of generating a taste for cinema and local content. Erika Halvorsen, for her part, stressed that "Public policies are fundamental to boost national production."


Digital Humanities Workshop by Richard Rogers (UvA)

The Google Argentina offices received us on November 2 for the second methods workshop organized by MESO Argentina. We had the pleasure of having as a speaker Richard Rogers, from the University of Amsterdam, who shared his work on detecting and analyzing fake news. Rogers presented an innovative and comprehensive approach to the phenomenon of fake news and encouraged researchers in the room to study it as complex phenomena.

Prof. Richard Rogers is an epistemologist of the Internet, an area of study in which the main claim is that the Web is a culture of knowledge distinct from other media. Rogers focuses on research opportunities that would have been unlikely or impossible without the Internet. His research includes the study and development of tools to study internet phenomena.


First #EncuentroEnMESO 2017: "Gender, media and technology"

MESO Argentina invited to its first meeting of 2017, "Gender, media and technology", which took place on August 16 at 7:00 p.m., at the Central Headquarters of the University of San Andrés (May 25, 586, CABA). The speakers were Florencia Sabattini, Mariana Carabajal and Eleanor Faur. Commented by Silvia Ramirez Gelbes.

Watch the full video here.


Workshop "Ethnographic research on work in the media"

On March 31, 2017, the first MESO Argentina methods workshop was held. The meeting dealt with trends in the ethnographic study of production processes and work in the media from the discussion of five investigations on the subject in Argentina. It was attended by Micaela Baldoni, Ornela Carboni, Raquel San Martín, Lorena Retegui and Laura Rosenberg and was moderated by our director Pablo Boczkowski.

Watch the full video here.


#EncuentroEnMESO: "Business and digital culture"

The third Meeting in MESO Argentina, “Business and digital culture”, took place on September 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Capital Headquarters of the San Andrés University. The speakers were Julieta Shama, Strategic Media Partnerships South Cone on Facebook, Marcos Foglia, Digital Content Manager at Artear and Matías Attwell, Manager of Alliances with Large Media in Latin America at Google. The debate was moderated by Eugenia Mitchelstein, co-director of MESO.

Watch it again here.


#EncuentroEnMESO: "Credibility and verification, challenges of contemporary journalism"

MESO Argentina held its second meeting, "Credibility and verification: challenges of contemporary journalism", which had the participation of Laura Zommer, executive director and journalist of Chequeado, Martín Becerra, Doctor of Information Sciences (UAB) and Omar Lavieri, INFOBAE journalist specialized in federal justice.

The talk was presented by Eugenia Mitchelstein, director of MESO together with Pablo Boczkowoski, and of the Bachelor in Communication of San Andrés, and the moderation was in charge of Sonia Jalfin, director of Sociopúblico and columnist of La Nación newspaper.

Watch the full video here.


#EncuentroEnMESO: "Social networks in the 2015 presidential campaign"

The first MESO Argentina Meeting, “#MacriPresidente vs. #ScioliPresidente: social networks in the 2015 presidential campaign ”, took place on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Capital Headquarters of the University of San Andrés.

It had the participation of Julián Gallo, Director of content and digital strategy for President Mauricio Macri and César Gazzo, Head of the #ScioliPresidente digital campaign. The debate was moderated by Adriana Amado, Doctor in Social Sciences and president of the Center for Citizen Information.

Watch it again here.