[Humanist] 24.726 theorizing the Web?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Feb 20 10:51:49 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 726.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:31:12 +0000
        From: "Postles, David A. (Dr.)" <pot at leicester.ac.uk>
        Subject: theorizing the Web; learning

This is some sort of joke, no?  From the company whose CEO at the time professed that the web would amount to nothing, then leveraged out the better browser, and is a paradigm of proprietary apps., it all sounds rather awkward.  Perhaps someone from Apple would have advanced the thesis even further.

        Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:06:38 -0500
        From: PJ Rey <pjrey.socy at gmail.com>
        Subject: Final Call for Submissions - "Theorizing the Web 2011"

Theorizing the Web

The deadline for abstract submissions is only 3 days away (February 20th,
2011).  Join us at: http://www.cyborgology.org/theorizingtheweb/cfp.html

Date: April 9th, 2011

Location: University of Maryland

Keynote Speaker: danah boyd (Microsft Research New England)

Topics will include:

• Identity and self-presentation: concerns of privacy and publicity on the
• Surveillance, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and secrecy online
• The blurring of online and offline, real and virtual, cyborgism and
augmented reality
• The Internet and the changing nature of capitalism
• How power and inequality (e.g., the Digital Divide) manifest on the Web
• Political activism/slacktivism online
• Bodies and sexuality in the Digital Age
• “Relationship Status” and Online dating
• “Prosumption” (i.e., the convergence of production and consumption online)
• Global implications of the Internet (or of the multiple Internets)
• McDonaldization, rationalization and the Web
• Intersections of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and
disability with respect to any of the above topics.

Submit abstracts and/or register online at:

For further inquiries, email: ttw2011 at gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

PJ Rey
Conference Co-Chair
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland
2112 Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


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