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Nicholas Bongiorno attended NYU Film School and worked in broadcast journalism. He later received his BA in Cinema from Binghamton University where he studied with filmmakers such as Ken Jacobs and Ariana Gerstein. His writing, research and film-work deal specifically with the ways in which capital structures consciousness vis a vis media and the ways in which media and consciousness act as sites of contestation. His documentary work-in-progress, Juggernaut, has received a Mcnair Scholars Grant and a Binghamton University Creative Grant.
MySpace Contra Multitudes: An Analysis of Social Networking Sites as a Function of Control Society
A critique and analysis of “social networking websites” such as MySpace and Facebook as an example of contemporary modes of structuring “identities of control” as a function of post-Fordist flexible accumulation. The paper provides a history of the spatio-temporal and semiotic means by which successive media technologies have structured the subject in relation to prevalent forms of capital accumulation and touches upon ways in which these technologies had become perennial sites of contestation. The paper will explore the dynamics of several ongoing emerging initiatives in new media culture including tactical media, organized networks and the utilization of web technologies as control-contestant strategies informed by Hardt and Negri’s conception of the “biopolitical multitude”.