[Humanist] 22.345 cfp: Internet Research 10

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Fri Nov 21 09:09:19 CET 2008

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 345.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:38:52 +0000
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at VT.EDU>
        Subject: CFP: Internet Research  10.0 Internet: Critical

> Call for Papers
> Internet Research 10.0 -- Internet: Critical
> http://ir10.aoir.org/
> The 10th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the
> Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
> October 7-11, 2009
> Hilton Milwaukee City Center
> Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
> As the Internet has become an increasingly ubiquitous and mundane
> medium, the analytical shortcomings of the division between the online
> and the offline have become evident. Shifting the focus to the
> fundamental intermeshing of online and offline spaces, networks,
> economies, politics, locations, agencies, and ethics, Internet:
> Critical invites scholars to consider material frameworks,
> infrastructures, and exchanges as enabling constraints in terms of
> online phenomena. Furthermore, the conference invites considerations
> of Internet research as a critical practice and theory, its
> intellectual histories, investments, and social reverberations. How do
> we, as Internet researchers, connect our work to social concerns or
> cultural developments both local and global, and what kinds of agency
> may we exercise in the process? What kinds of redefinitions of the
> political (in terms of networks, micropolitics, participation,
> lifestyles, resistant or critical practices) are necessary when
> conceptualizing Internet cultures within the current geopolitical and
> geotechnological climate?
> To this end, we call for papers, panel proposals, and presentations
> from any discipline, methodology, and community, and from conjunctions
> of multiple disciplines, methodologies and academic communities that
> address the conference themes, including papers that intersect and/or
> interconnect the following:
> • critical moments, elements, practices
> • critical theories, methods, constructs
> • critical voices, histories, texts
> • critical networks, junctures, spaces
> • critical technologies, artifacts, failures
> • critical ethics, interventions, alternatives.
> 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.

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