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Call for papers – Internet Research 13.0: Technologies

The 13th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

October 18-21, 2012

MediaCity:UK – University of Salford
Salford – Greater Manchester – UK

Internet Research 13.0 will focus on the theme of technologies, understood in the broadest sense as crafts, techniques, and systems. The conference will examine the place of the Internet in the contemporary world and in relation to a range of existing and emerging technologies, considering its impact in a context where life is entangled with technologies of all kinds as never before. The conference will bring together scholars, researchers, students and practitioners from many disciplines to map and situate the development of the Internet as part of the history of human technology.

To this end, we call for papers, panel and pre-conference workshop proposals from any discipline, methodology, community or a combination of them that address the conference themes, including, but not limited to, papers that intersect and/or interconnect with the following:

  • the speed and acceleration of technological change
the past, present and future of technology
  • emerging and converging technologies
  • educational technology
  • cultures of crafting
  • connectivity and access
  • space, location and mobile technologies
  • technology, networks and attachments
technology and the body
technologies of the self
  • technology, regulation and ethics

Sessions at the conference will be established that specifically address the conference themes, and we welcome innovative, exciting, and unexpected takes on those themes. We also welcome submissions on topics that address social, cultural, political, legal, aesthetic, economic, and/or philosophical aspects of the internet beyond the conference themes. In all cases, we welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions as well as international collaborations from both AoIR and non-AoIR members.



Submissions Due: 1 March 2012 (Papers, Panels and Pre-Workshops. Details below.)
  NOTE: The submission deadline is a HARD DEADLINE; there will be NO extensions to this date.
  • Notification: 1 May 2012
  • Full Papers Submissions Due for inclusion in Selected Papers of IR: 1 July 2012
  • Ignite-IR Final Proposal Deadline: 1 August 2012
  • Ignite-IR Slides Due: 15 September 2012

Summer Social Webshop

Hey hey!

I wanted to let you guys know about a summer workshop at the University of Maryland that came across via a tweet from Nancy Baym. It will be at held August 23-26. The website says:

“The Summer Social Webshop (@Webshop2011) is 4-day interdisciplinary workshop (August 23-26, 2011) at the University of Maryland, College Park organized by leading researchers for graduate students at US universities studying social-networking tools, blogs and microblogs, user-generated content sites, discussion groups, problem reporting, recommendation systems, and other social media.”

This looks like it could be fun AND if you get accepted it is funded, woohoo! Take a look and let me know what you think:

Summer Social Webshop

Deadline to apply is June 17th!


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