[CITAMS] Live stream! TODAY, noon: Aynne Kokas: From Grindr to Cybersovereignty

Christian Sandvig csandvig at umich.edu
Tue Oct 29 07:08:59 EDT 2019

Dear CITAMS Colleagues,  We are continuing our ESC live streaming efforts
with this event today. I hope you can look in if it is useful to you.

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From: Christian Sandvig <csandvig at umich.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 7:02 AM
Subject: TODAY, noon: Aynne Kokas: From Grindr to Cybersovereignty
To: ESC Center <esc-center at umich.edu>

Aynne Kokas: From Grindr to Cybersovereignty

October 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Times shown are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-4)

110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

***FOR REMOTE PARTICIPANTS: Video from this talk will be streamed live. For
video, during the event visit this URL: http://esc.umich.edu/grindr


The Chinese government has become increasingly involved in global
standards-making events such as the annual Internet Governance Forum and
China’s Wuzhen Internet Summit (aka the World Internet Conference) that
leverage China’s national standing in international standards-building
events to shape global the future of global Internet governance. At the
same time, Chinese regulators are also exporting standards not through
national, or international governance frameworks, but through the community
standards of individual platforms. This talk examines how the Chinese
government is expanding its regulatory control over global consumer
platforms through the expansion of Chinese-owned consumer platforms.


Aynne Kokas is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of
Virginia. Her multiple-award-winning first book, “Hollywood Made in China”
(University of California Press, 2017) argues that Chinese investment and
regulations have transformed the US commercial media industry. Her next
book project “Border Patrol on the Digital Frontier: The United States,
China, and the Global Battle for Data Security” examines the policy
implications of the transfer of consumer data between the United States and
China. Her research has also appeared in “Information, Communication, and
Society,” “Journal of Asian Studies,” “PLOS One,” and others. Her research
has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research
Council, the Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities,
and others. Professor Kokas’ writing and commentary have appeared in
forty-six countries and eleven languages. She is a term member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.

This event is co-sponsored with the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese

This event announcement on the Web:

A printable PDF flyer of our Fall 2019 events:


The next ESC event is the ESC POD Faculty Mixer on 11/1:

Next term, watch for "ESC PLAN," the ESC Launch Event on January 24, 2020
as well as a March visit from Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of
Surveillance Capitalism.

ESC ARTIST: This term Katherine Behar is ESC artist-in-residence working on
the project "Artificial Ignorance."

ESC is generously supported by the School of Information; the Center for
Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research; and the Department
of Communication and Media in the College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts at the University of Michigan.
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