Reem Hilu interviews Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication, professor of Communication, and director of the Digital Democracies Institute. Chun discusses her work that historicizes the utopian and dystopian framings of digital media and network technologies, focusing on the nature of community, or its absence, online. Throughout the conversation, Hilu and Chun sought to maintain a dialogue between interpretations of contemporary mediated communities online and longer histories through which media have worked to organize connections and associations.

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