A two-week SPARC-MHRD workshop titled ‘Planetary Postmedia Studies: Dissensus, Diagrams, and Disruption’ was inaugurated on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at the Mir Anis Hall of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University. The course work is being organised by the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance (CCMG), JMI from 06th to 24th August 2019, and is supported by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India under its SPARC Scheme. The workshop aims to critically investigate contemporary Postmedia practices from the perspective of Deleuze and Guattari. Speaking at the inauguration of the workshop, Prof. Biswajit Das, Director, CCMG and Indian Principal Investigator (PI) of the SPARC-MHRD research project, informed that the centre has always been engaged in foundational research in communications studies. “I am sure that the present workshop will train and educate a large number of students about the intricacies and trajectories of new media and its architecture. Any discussion on social media is more about the events and the implications. Rarely much has been talked about ‘Why’, ‘How’, and ‘What’ aspects of social media.
The coursework will impart a general introduction to post-media studies through the various theoretical deliberations on technology. The paradigmatic shift opened up by the differing constitution of computation has transformed the role of communication in the present world and subsequently reconfigured the notion of human subjectivity.