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jeremy hunsinger on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 17:41:34 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> CFP: Internet Research 10.0 Internet: Critical


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> (this is the 10th anniversary) Apologies for x-posting, please  
> distribute as appropriate-jh
> 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.
>
>
> SUBMISSIONS
>
> We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions. We
> welcome proposals for traditional academic conference PAPERS and we
> also welcome proposals for ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS that will focus on
> discussion and interaction among conference delegates, as well as
> organized PANEL PROPOSALS that present a coherent group of papers on a
> single theme.
>
>
> DEADLINES
>
> Call for Papers Released: 15 November 2008
> Submissions Due: 1 February 2009
> Notification: 15 March 2009
>
>
> SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
>
> All papers and presentations in this session will be evaluated in a
> standard blind peer review.
>
> Format
>
> - PAPERS (individual or multi-author) - submit abstract of 600-800  
> words
>
> -FULL PAPERS (OPTIONAL): For submitters requiring peer review of full
> papers, manuscripts of up to 8,000 words will be accepted for review.
> These will be reviewed and judged separately from abstract submissions
>
> - PANEL PROPOSALS - submit a 600-800 word description of the panel
> theme, plus 250-500 word abstract for each paper or presentation
>
> - ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS - submit a statement indicating the nature of
> the roundtable discussion and interaction
> Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted
> proposals on the basis of multiple blind peer review, coordinated and
> overseen by the Program Chair. Each individual is invited to submit a
> proposal for 1 paper or 1 presentation. A person may also propose a
> panel session, which may include a second paper that they are
> presenting. An individual may also submit a roundtable proposal. You
> may be listed as co-author on additional papers as long as you are not
> presenting them.
>
>
> PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
>
> Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special
> issue of the journal Information, Communication & Society, edited by
> Caroline Haythornwaite and Lori Kendall. Authors selected for
> submission for this issue have already been contacted prior to the
> conference.
>
> All papers submitted to the conference system will be available to
> AoIR members after the conference.
>
>
> PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
>
> On October 7, 2009, there will be a limited number of pre-conference
> workshops which will provide participants with in-depth, hands-on and/
> or creative opportunities. We invite proposals for these pre-
> conference workshops. Local presenters are encouraged to propose
> workshops that will invite visiting researchers into their labs or
> studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000 words, and
> should clearly outline the purpose, methodology, structure, costs,
> equipment and minimal attendance required, as well as explaining its
> relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if
> they demonstrate that the workshop will add significantly to the
> overall program in terms of thematic depth, hands on experience, or
> local opportunities for scholarly or artistic connections. These
> proposals and all inquiries regarding pre-conference proposals should
> be submitted as soon as possible to both the Conference Chair and
> Program Chair and no later than March 31, 2009.
> Conference Workshops: http://conferences.aoir.org/workshops.htm
>
>
> CONTACT INFORMATION
>
> Program Chair: Susanna Paasonen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced  
> Studies
> Conference Co-Chairs and Coordinators: Elizabeth Buchanan, Michael
> Zimmer, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and Center for
> Information Policy Research; Steve Jones, University of Illinois- 
> Chicago
> Vice-President of AoIR: Mia Consalvo, Ohio University
> Association Website: http://www.aoir.org
>
> Conference Website: http://ir10.aoir.org/
>
>
> SPONSORS (partial list)**
>
> • School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> • Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-
> Milwaukee
> • Department of Communication Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago
> • Center for Information and Society and the Department of
> Communication, University of Washington
> • American Society for Information Science and Technology—Wisconsin
> Chapter
>
> **Institutions or organizations interested in sponsorship
> opportunities should contact Elizabeth Buchanan—eliz1679 at uwm.edu
>
> -- 
> Michael Zimmer, PhD
> Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
> Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> e: zimmerm {AT} uwm.edu
> w: www.michaelzimmer.org
>
>
>
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