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29. März 2010

BLOG ZIEHT ZUM: / New Blog address

Unser Internetforschungs-Blog ist ab sofort über die neue Adresse http://internetforschung.univie.ac.at/ erreichbar. Bitte auch die RSS-Abonnements ändern. Diese Seite wird nicht mehr erneuert.

From today, our Blog is available on http://internetforschung.univie.ac.at/.

This page will not be updated any more.

24. Februar 2010

CfP: CIRN Conference: Prato, Italy 27-29 October 2010

Filed under: "community informatics", CfPs, konferenzen — Philipp Budka @ 08:41

Tales of the Unexpected: Vision and Reality in Community Informatics

We are seeking submissions from academics, practitioners and PhD students for a conference at the Monash University Centre, Prato Italy (near Florence). The Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash, in conjunction with the Community Informatics Research Network, has held many highly successful events since 2003 in Prato, as well as associated workshops over the years, in the UK, France, and Portugal.

The conference has an increasing representation of delegates from Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries, and we welcome your attendance. While the official conference language is English, if there are sufficient papers for either language, specific sessions will be arranged.
The Prato campus provides an exceptional environment for academics, students, practitioners or policy-makers to exchange ideas. We emphasize participatory processes in the conference. The Centre is just off the main piazza of a small Tuscan town and is close to Italian transport hubs.

Previous events

Expressions of interest up to 500 words via conference website by 1 April 2010

more: http://cirn.wikispaces.com/prato2010

5. Januar 2010

CfP: IADIS International Conference – ICT, Society and Human Beings 2010

Filed under: CfPs, konferenzen — Philipp Budka @ 07:56

IADIS International Conference – ICT, Society and Human Beings 2010
Freiburg, Germany
29 – 31 July 2010

more: http://www.ict-conf.org/

Call for Papers: http://www.ict-conf.org/cfp.asp

22. Oktober 2009

CfP Networked Democracy (Cluj, June ’10)

Filed under: CfPs, konferenzen — axel @ 14:27

A three day symposium to be held at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 25-27 June 2010
From the CfP, Deadline Dec 7:

New media innovations in participatory politics
Democratic politics worldwide are increasingly being conducted and re-configured through the domain of digital communications networks. The socio-technical developments, such as Web 2.0, facilitating these media-saturated public spheres are in little doubt. What is highly contested however is the interpretation of what these profound changes offer for democratic governance in the twenty-first century. At its heart is the recognition that these new media networks are themselves the crucial site for a historical confrontation between opposing political and/or business interests and discourses intent upon forging new forms of social relations.

29. September 2009

CfP: General Online Research 10

Filed under: CfPs, konferenzen — Philipp Budka @ 06:38

May 26-28, 2010
University of Pforzheim

GOR 10: Brief portrait

The focus of the General Online Research (GOR) is the discussion of basic research, innovative developments, and practical experiences in the field of online research. Online research covers a) all methods, instruments and theories that are dealing with the collection of data via online networks and b) effects of online applications and technologies on all levels of society. That involves mobile communication as well. The annual GOR conference involves research mainly within the social and behavioral sciences. GOR 10 supports the exchange of knowledge not only in an interdisciplinary way, but also between researchers and practitioners as well as between universities and companies.

more: http://www.gor.de/gor10/index_en.php

25. September 2009

CfP: EMCSR 2010

Filed under: CfPs, kommunikation, konferenzen, termine — Philipp Budka @ 06:28

April 6 – 9, 2010
University of Vienna

organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
in cooperation with the
International Federation for Systems Research

Cybernetics – „the study of communication and control in the animal and the machine“ (N.Wiener) – has recently returned to the forefront, not only in cyberspace and cyberpunk, but, even more important, contributing to the corroboration of various scientific theories. Additionally, an ever increasing number of research areas, including social and economic theories, theoretical biology, ecology, computer science, and robotics draw on ideas from second order cybernetics. Artificial intelligence, evolved directly from cybernetics, has not only technological and economic, but also important social impacts. With a marked trend towards interdisciplinary cooperation and global perspectives, this important role of cybernetics is expected to be further strengthened over the next years.

Since 1972, the biennial European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) have served as a forum for discussion of converging ideas and new aspects of different scientific disciplines. As on previous occasions, a number of sessions providing wide coverage of the rapid developments will be arranged, complemented with daily plenary meetings, where eminent speakers will present latest research results.

more at: http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/

14. Juni 2009

CfP: Hannoverscher Workshop, März 2010

Filed under: CfPs, konferenzen, soziologie, termine, web 2.0 — axel @ 20:03

Call der Universität Hannover auf Mediensprache.net für eine Tagung zur „kritischen Prüfung“ der Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 „aus sprach-, medien- und kommunikationswissenschaftlicher Perspektive“. Themen:

  • Vernetzung von Kommunikationsformen
  • Vernetzungen von Modalitäten 
  • Vernetzungen von Individuen

Abstracts bis zum 30. November 2009. >Call


21. April 2009

Amateure im Web 2.0: Tagung am 24./25.04

Filed under: konferenzen, termine — Sigrid @ 22:45

Freitag, 24. April 2009 (12.30 – 19.00 Uhr)

Samstag, 25. April 2009 (11.00 – 18.00 Uhr)

Konzeption: Ramón Reichert – Kunstuniversität Linz / Abt. Medientheorie
Organisation: Brigitte Mayr – SYNEMA – Gesellschaft für Film & Medien
Tagungsort: IBM Forum Wien, Obere Donaustraße 95, 1020 Wien

Das volle Konferenzprogramm:

Freitag, 24. April 2009 
~ ab 12.00 Uhr: Eintreffen der TeilnehmerInnen, Registrierung

12.45-13.00 Uhr: Begrüßung, Einleitung

Dr. Georg Haberl
Brand Systems & External Relations, IBM Austria – Internationale Büromaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H Wien

Priv. Doz. Univ. Ass. Dr. phil. habil. Ramón Reichert
Assistent am Institut für Medien / Medientheorie der Kunstuniversität Linz
Konzept der Konferenz „Amateure im Web 2.0: Medien, Praktiken, Technologien“

Dr.in phil. Brigitte Mayr
Leiterin der interdisziplinären Schnittstelle SYNEMA Wien zur Vermittlung zwischen Kunst & Wissenschaft der audiovisuellen Medien

13.00-13.45 Uhr: Keynote

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau
Lehrstuhl für Bildwissenschaften, Donau-Universität Krems
MedienKunstGeschichte: Für eine Interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft

14.00-15.30 Uhr: Medien- und Selbsttechnologien

Dr. Jens Ruchatz
Institut für Theater- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Vom Tagebuch zum Blog. Eine kurze Mediengeschichte des Privaten

Vertr.-Prof. Dr.in Andrea Seier
Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Ruhr Universität Bochum
Delinquente Dancing Queens. Die Tanz-Performances
philippinischer Gefängnisinsassen bei YouTube

Hanna Surma M.A
Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Ruhr Universität Bochum
„A Vlog a Day…“: Diary-Style Videoblogs und das
wechselseitige Konstitutionsverhältnis von Selbst und Medien

Moderation, Kommentar: Dominika Szope M.A.
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am LS Mediengeschichte / Visuelle Kultur (FB 3) der Universität Siegen

16.00-17.00 Uhr: Fankulturen

Prof. in Dr.in Verena Kuni M.A.
Visuelle Kultur / Institut für Kunstpädagogik, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
„But is it …?“ Fan Art 2.0

Makiko Mizuno
JSPS Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, z. Zt. Wien
Eine Amateurkultur der Literatur: Handyroman in Japan

Moderation, Kommentar: Sophie Gwendolyn Einwächter M.A.
Promotionsprojekt zum Web 2.0 an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Web-Administratorin des
NECS-Portals (European Network of Cinema & Media Studies)

17.30-19.00 Uhr: Datenarchitektur und Sozialstruktur

Stefan Heidenreich
freier Kultur- und Medientheoretiker, Berlin
Überladen.
Bits zu Text, Text als Zeiger auf Dateien, Dateien zu Freunden

Prof. Hendrik Speck
Fachbereich Informatik/ Interaktive Medien / Search Engine Labor, Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern
Profiling YouTube. The Images and the Audience.
Die Sozial- und Kommunikationsstruktur sozialer Netzwerke

Dipl. Sozialwiss. Ulla Patricia Autenrieth
Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Universität Basel
Die Verschränkung von Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit aus der
Perspektive jugendlicher Nutzer von Social Network Sites.
Ergebnisse einer aktuellen Rezeptionsstudie

Moderation, Kommentar: Carolin Wiedemann
Abschlussarbeit über das Subjektivierungsregime auf facebook an der Universität Hamburg;
Autorin universitärer Projekte, wie webwatching.info oder halbstark-online.de

Samstag, 25. April 2009

11.00-12.00 Uhr: Medienkulturelle Praktiken

Daniela Pscheida M.A. | Dr. Sascha Trültzsch
Dept. Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Selbstdarstellung und -inszenierung in internetbasierten Kontaktnetzwerken:
veröffentlichte Privatheit als Massenphänomen

Roman Marek M.A
FB Medienwissenschaften / Graduiertenkolleg Automatismen, Universität Paderborn
Wenn der Rezipient zum Produzenten wird:
Die Zirkulation der Videobilder auf YouTube

Moderation, Kommentar: Sophie Gwendolyn Einwächter

12.30-13.30 Uhr: Spielkulturen

Dr. Harald Hillgärtner
Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
OpenSimulator – zur Pluralisierung des Metaversums

Dr.in Meike Wagner
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Das Populäre und das Archiv. Social Networking als Archivpraxis

Moderation, Kommentar: Jana Herwig M.A.
Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Wien

14.15-15.45 Uhr: Wissenstechniken

Priv. Doz. Univ. Ass. Dr. phil. habil. Ramón Reichert
Assistent am Institut für Medien / Medientheorie der Kunstuniversität Linz
Wissenstechniken und dissidente Praktiken

Stephan Münte-Goussar
Arbeitsbereich Bildung und Ökonomie / Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft, Universität Hamburg
ePortfolio.
Tool der Selbstthematisierung für den Selbstunternehmer 2.0

Mag. phil. Andreas Wiesinger
Linguistische Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck
Bewerten und Bestrafen. Formen der populären Bewertung im Web 2.0

Moderation, Kommentar: Carolin Wiedemann

16.00-18.00 Uhr: Visuelle Kulturen / Visuelle Politiken
Jana Herwig M.A.
Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Wien
2 Girls 1 Cup Reaction: Distinktionsgewinn durch somatische Entgleisung im Social Web

Dr. Steffen Siegel
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe „Bildkulturen“
Auf der Bildfläche bleiben.
Zu einer Bilderpolitik der Selbstüberwachung im Internet

PD Dr.in phil. Susanne Lummerding
z. Zt. Gastprofessorin für Gender Studies an der Universität Celovec/Klagenfurt, davor Gastprofessorin für Intermedialität am Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaften der Universität Wien
[Un]Framing Mediality and the Political

Moderation, Kommentar: Ramón Reichert

17. März 2009

General Online Research 09 April 6-8, 2009 University of Vienna, Austria

Filed under: konferenzen — Philipp Budka @ 07:00

The focus of the General Online Research (GOR) is the discussion of basic research, innovative developments, and practical experiences in the field of online research. Online research covers a) all methods, instruments and theories that are dealing with the collection of data via online networks and b) effects of online applications and technologies on all levels of society. That involves mobile communication as well. The annual GOR conference involves research mainly within the social and behavioral sciences. GOR 09 supports the exchange of knowledge not only in an interdisciplinary way, but also between researchers and practitioners as well as between universities and companies.

more: http://www.gor.de/gor09/index_en.php

17. Februar 2009

Call for Papers: „Digital Media Technologies Revisited: Theorising social relations, interactions and communication“

Filed under: kommunikation, konferenzen, theorie — Philipp Budka @ 17:13

A two-day conference co-organised by:
the ECREA Digital Culture & Communication (DCC) section,
the DGPuK Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) section and
the DGPuK Media Sociology (MS) section
with support from the Centre for Material Digital Culture (DMDC),
University of Sussex, UK
and the COST 298: Participation in the Broadband Society network

Place: University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

Dates: Nov. 20-21, 2009

Topic:

This two-day conference on ‚Digital Technologies Revisited‘ aims to understand contemporary developments in digital media and digital media theory by looking backwards as well as forwards. We set out to explore an in-between time: a time, when much of the hype concerning digital media has died down, much research material has been gathered and analyzed and quite a bit about the possibilities and limitations of digital media (especially in comparison to older media forms) has been understood.

More at: http://digitalcultureandcommunication.blogspot.com/2009/01/cfp-digital-media-technologies.html

Please submit an extended abstract (700 words max.) by the 31st of May 2009 (and clearly stating which topic section you would like to submit this to) to:

Prof. Dr. Maren Hartmann – University of the Arts (UdK), GWK –
Mierendorffstraße 30 – 10589 Berlin – Germany – Phone: +49 30 3185 2943
Email: hartmann@udk-berlin.de

Digital Culture and Comunication ECREA section
http://www.ecrea.eu/divisions/section/id/5

4. Dezember 2008

„Deep Search“ Präsentationen der Tagung online

Filed under: konferenzen — Schlagwörter: , , — astridma @ 13:05

„Deep Search“ befasst sich mit den sozialen und politischen Dimensionen unserer Navigation durch die Tiefen des Wissens. Wir wollen den Vorgang der Datenkategorisierung untersuchen und fragen, was es bedeutet, die Beziehung zur Welt über digitale Suchtechnologien herzustellen. Jenseits von futuristischen Anwendungen und komplexen Rechenvorgängen verbirgt sich in kognitiven Technologien, die spezifisch für Ergebnisse in einem begrenzten Bezugsrahmen entwickelt werden, eine politische Philosophie in einem scheinbar neutralen Code. In der täglichen Wirklichkeit des Informationsüberflusses kommt es darauf an, derartige Setzungen als solche zu erkennen, und zu begreifen, dass Hierarchien nicht auf wundersame Weise von der Natur selbst hervorgebracht werden. Unscheinbare Dienstprogramme, die sich unauffällig in die Abläufe unserer täglichen Arbeit einfügen, verändern unsere Wahrnehmung und spinnen die Fäden im Gewebe unserer kognitiven Wirklichkeit.

Für zuhause gebliebene gibt’s jetzt die Vorträge online 🙂

Programm und Präsentationen..

24. November 2008

Call for Papers Internet Research 10.0 Internet: Critical

Filed under: konferenzen — Schlagwörter: , — Philipp Budka @ 08:13

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://conferences.aoir.org

30. September 2008

Vor Google -
Suchmaschinen im analogen Zeitalter – Symposion in Wien

Filed under: konferenzen — Schlagwörter: — astridma @ 07:22

Symposion in der Wienbibliothek im Rathaus
Do-Sa 9.-11.10.2008 

Das Internet-Zeitalter beginnt seine Vorgeschichte zu schreiben: An Stelle der „politischen Haupt- und Staatsaktionen“ rücken zunehmend Medien ins Zentrum des historischen Interesses, es werden Aufschreibesysteme, Datenverarbeitung und Übertragungstechnologien untersucht. Zu diesen Forschungen möchte das Symposion einen Beitrag leisten, indem es sich mit jenen Einrichtungen, Personen und Techniken beschäftigt, die als „Vorläufer“ heutiger Suchmaschinen betrachtet werden können, seien es Staatshandbücher, Diener, Bibliothekskataloge, Fragebögen oder Zeitungskomptoire. Welche strukturellen Ähnlichkeiten gibt es zwischen diesen vergangenen und den heutigen Suchmaschinen? Welche Unterschiede lassen sich feststellen? Welche Utopien knüpften sich an die Suchmaschinen des analogen Zeitalters? Welche Formen von Kontrolle ermöglichten sie? – Diese und ähnliche Fragen sollen im Rahmen des Symposions behandelt werden. Ein solcher Zugang verspricht, nicht nur neue Erkenntnisse über die Medien der Vergangenheit zu liefern, sondern auch die Analysen der gegenwärtigen medialen Lage zu vertiefen.

Programm und mehr…

3. September 2008

Internet Research 9.0 – Program Online

Filed under: konferenzen, termine — Philipp Budka @ 12:06

The program for the Association of Internet Researchers‘ conference „Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Community, Rethinking Place“ is accessible online:

Provisional AOIR programme 2008.pdf

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday 15 October (Pre-conference)
All day Registration/Information Desk Open

09:00   Doctoral Colloquium
09:00   In the Game workshop
09:00   Learning & Research in Second Life workshop
09:00   Writing and Publications workshop
17:00   EXEC Meeting
19:00   Casual meet-up in town

Thursday 16 October
All day Registration/Information Desk Open

09:00   Parallel Sessions
10:30   Coffee Break
11:00   Keynote 1 (Mimi Ito)
12:30   Lunch
13:30   Parallel Sessions
15:00   Coffee Break
15:30   Parallel Sessions
17:00   Parallel Sessions
18:45   Reception (at the IT University)

Friday 17 October
All day Registration/Information Desk Open

09:00   Parallel Sessions
10:30   Coffee Break
11:00   Parallel Sessions
12:30   Lunch
13:30   Parallel Sessions
15:00   Coffee Break
15:30   Keynote 2 (Richard Ling)
17:00   Annual General Meeting of A.o.I.R (all welcome)
18:30   DiGRA AGM

Saturday 18 October
09:00   Parallel Sessions
10:30   Coffee Break
11:00   Keynote 3 (Stephen Graham)
12:30   Lunch
13:30   Parallel Sessions
15:00   Coffee Break
15:30   Parallel Sessions
17:00   BOF Sessions
19.00   Banquet (at the IT University)

All workshops, sessions and breaks will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen.
All keynotes will be held at the University of Copenhagen, right next to the ITU.

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