Gabriela Avram

Lecturer - University of Limerick

A Closer Look at Digital Platforms

Nowadays, digital platforms are everywhere: they mediate our work and our leisure time, our shopping experiences and our interactions with peers. Their primary role is to support collaboration, but in reality, it goes much deeper. In this talk, Gabriela will explore the mechanisms, goals, reach, algorithms and stakeholders’ roles interacting with digital platforms, using examples from various projects she has worked on in the last few years.

About the speaker:

Dr. Gabriela Avram is lecturer in Digital Media and Interaction Design at the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick. Her research currently focuses on socio-technical practices involved in the collaborative economy, and on the role of technology in supporting civic engagement of local communities. She has published in the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, VINE and Interactions, as well as in prestigious conferences such as ACM CSCW and Designing Interactive Systems. She is currently the chair of the COST action “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy” (2017-2021).

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