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Lanfranco Aceti on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:30:41 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [call] Call for Abstracts Digital Queers Conference The New School

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This is the call for abstracts for the Digital Queers Conference at The New School, a collaboration with OCR and Goldsmiths. The conference will be in June 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will coincide with the Gay Pride in New York. During the month of June is also expected a sentence of the American Supreme Court on equality and hopefully this will be another reason to celebrate. I would be very grateful if you could disseminate the announcement across your personal and academic networks.

The call for abstract is available at this linkÂhttp://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/publication-cfp/Â.

The conference website can be found hereÂhttp://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/Â.

We also have a newsletter to keep everyone up to date with events and deadlines:Âhttp://eepurl.com/beDn3P

Call for Papers

Digital Queers is a conference that will focus on issues related to social justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world â in part due to more open and vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and ensure social justice for all?

The conference will analyze the following themes, but will be open to a wide range of proposals in the field that tackle the issues from a variety of perspectives.

Equality, now!
Social Justice for Gender Minorities
Digital Guerrilla for Social Justice?
Digital Media and Gender Stories
Exporting Gender Equality?
Social Justice in the Workplace
Gender Communities and Strife
Practical Steps for Social Justice
Multiple Definitions of Gender
Digital Queersâ Revolution

The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice advocates, contemporary theoreticians, gender hacktivists, scholars, anthropologists, visual culture experts, curators and âLGBTQA revolutionaries.â The conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of social justice and the role of digital media in reshaping the public image of the queer community. In particular the conference is looking at recording and developing new practices for social justice and public engagement that face up to the still looming problems of discrimination that the gay community at large faces nationally and internationally.

Chairs: Lanfranco Aceti and Sven Travis

Keynotes: to be announced.

300 to 500 words abstract submissions. Please send your submissions to:Âinfo {AT} ocradst.org

Email Subject Header: Digital Queers 2015.

Deadline: March 31, 2015.

The conference is free of charge.

The best conference papers will be selected for a special volume with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press).

For registration, information and updates please subscribe to the newsletter:Âhttp://eepurl.com/beDn3P

For all information about Operational and Curatorial Research (OCR), Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC), Leonardo Electronic Almanac and my personal practices this is the newsletter's link:Âhttp://www.lanfrancoaceti.com/newsletters/Â

This conference is part of a series of events on gender and social justice organized and chaired by Lanfranco Aceti as part of the OCR research projects.

We acknowledge the kind support of The New School and the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

We look forward to seeing you in New York in June.

Digital Queers 2015 (The New School and Goldsmiths)
Sounds, Images and Data 2015 (New York University and Goldsmiths)

Lanfranco Aceti http://www.lanfrancoaceti.com
Director and Founder OCR http://www.ocradst.org
Director and Founder MoCC http://www.museumofcontemporarycuts.org
Editor in Chief Leonardo Electronic Almanac http://www.leoalmanac.org
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