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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.

8. Februar 2010

„An anthropology of the internet“ by Keith Hart

Filed under: kultur- und sozialanthropologie, literaturempfehlung, ressourcen, theorie — Philipp Budka @ 08:40

Is an anthropology of the internet possible? If so, what would it look like? I will attempt a provisional answer here, building on my book about the consequences of the digital revolution for the forms of money and exchange. People, machines and money matter in this world, in that order. Most intellectuals know very little about any of them, being preoccupied with their own production of cultural ideas. Anthropologists have made some progress towards understanding people, but they are often in denial when it comes to the other two; and their methods for studying people have been trapped for too long in the 20th-century paradigm of fieldwork-based ethnography. I do not advocate a wholesale rejection of the ethnographic tradition, but rather would extend its premises towards a more inclusive anthropological project, better suited to studying world society, of which the internet is perhaps the most striking expression. For sure, we need to find out what real people do and think by joining them where they live. But we also need a global perspective on humanity as a whole if we wish to understand our moment in history. This will expose the limitations of the modern experiment in the social sciences — their addiction to impersonal abstractions and repression of individual subjectivity.

more: http://thememorybank.co.uk/2010/02/06/an-anthropology-of-the-internet-2/

4. Februar 2010

PEW Internet Report: Social Media and Young Adults

Filed under: ressourcen — Philipp Budka @ 08:56

Overview

Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application.

more at: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspx

21. Januar 2010

CfP: Special Issue tripleC: Information and Communication Technologies and the Current Crisis

Filed under: CfPs, ressourcen — Philipp Budka @ 06:43

Call For Papers – Special Issue of tripleC (http://www.triple-c.at): Information and Communication Technologies and the Current Crisis: How Are They Connected?

The Crisis that began in 2007 continues to convulse the world. Labelled by some as merely a recession, yet it is associated with dramatic changes in national and global power. Others frame the Crisis as merely a consequence of over-promoting a narrow range of financial transactions associated with subprime mortgage instruments. These were indeed overly aggressively oversold by deregulated bankers, but this was likely only an important trigger of the Crisis, not the primary cause.

more: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/4

1. Dezember 2009

List of useful URLs for academic research

Filed under: ressourcen — axkibe @ 09:31
Recently a list of URIs useful for academic research circulated around some mailing lists. Heres the reformated list: (more…)

25. September 2009

Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking System

Filed under: ressourcen, STS — Philipp Budka @ 06:18

Edited by Brian Whitworth (Massey University) and Aldo de Moor (CommunitySense)
Foreword by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

This handbook addresses current issues of research into socio-technical systems (STSs) which are computer technologies that enable social interactions of any type, whether conversations (email), group discussions (chat), group writing (wiki), online trade (E-bay), online learning (WebCT), social networking (Facebook) or others. The Internet has evolved from hosting information to hosting social interactions. Yet as technology becomes part of social life, surely social life should be part of technical design? Without this, a „social-technical gap“ emerges – a deficit between what society wants and what technology does. This book aims to reduce that gap, by suggesting how social knowledge can synergize with technical knowledge.

more: http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?ID=33019&v=preface

The handbook can be found online at: http://brianwhitworth.com/STS/

21. Mai 2009

Heranwachsen mit dem Social Web

Filed under: ressourcen — Sigrid @ 09:19

Heranwachsen mit dem Social Web:
Zur Rolle von Web 2.0 -Angeboten im Alltag von Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen 

neue Studie vom Hans Bredow Institut auf pdf

ÖNB archiviert das „österreichische Internet“

Filed under: ressourcen — Sigrid @ 09:12

ÖNB archiviert das „österreichische Internet“

 futurezone.ORF.at

24. Juni 2008

Austrian Studies in Social Anthropology – Sonderband zu Medien und Film

Filed under: literaturempfehlung, ressourcen — Schlagwörter: — Philipp Budka @ 14:28

Soeben wurde ein Sonderband zu Medien und Film – u.a. auch mit drei Artikel zu Internet – für das Journal Austrian Studies in Social Anthropology fertig gestellt.

Zu finden ist der Band und seine Beiträge online unter: http://www.univie.ac.at/alumni.ethnologie/journal/ksa-Tage%20-%202007.html

Besonders die folgenden Beiträge sind vielleicht von Interesse für den Bereich Internetforschung:

Schön, Georg: Soziale Bewegungen und (Gegen-)Öffentlichkeiten in Mexiko.
In: Claudia Trupp und Philipp Budka (Hg.): Workshop „Medien und Film“
KSA-Tage 2007 (Sondernummer) Artikel 4 / ISSN 1815-3704

Budka, Philipp: How “real life” issues affect the social life of online networked communities.
In: Claudia Trupp und Philipp Budka (Hg.): Workshop „Medien und Film“
KSA-Tage 2007 (Sondernummer) Artikel 6 / ISSN 1815-3704

Brezansky, Katrin Julia: ANANCY´S WEB. Über Cyberspaces und Cyberscapes im Kontext einer universellen Rastafari-Philosophie.
In: Claudia Trupp und Philipp Budka (Hg.): Workshop „Medien und Film“ KSA-Tage 2007 (Sondernummer) Artikel 7 / ISSN 1815-370

Mehr Infos zum Journal unter: http://www.univie.ac.at/alumni.ethnologie/journal/index.htm

30. Mai 2008

Kalifornische Ideologie

Filed under: literaturempfehlung, ressourcen, theorie, web 2.0 — Schlagwörter: , , — Peter @ 20:55

Wie bei unserem letzten Treffen erwähnt, ist „Die Kalifornische Ideologie“ von Richard Barbrook und Andy Cameron für mich einer der Basistexte zum gesellschaftlichen Framing des Internet. Quasi als Reaktion auf die Unabhängigkeitserklärung des Cyberspace von J.P. Barlow und Co , zeigt der Text viel auf, was uns wenige Jahre später bei Facebook plötzlich wieder überrascht hat.

6. März 2008

Research Journals

Filed under: ressourcen — Sigrid @ 12:02

Ich habe jetzt die Links zu Research Journals (es werden immer mehr) in der Spalte rechts zusammengefasst.

Gruss Sigrid

12. Februar 2008

Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: Some Initial Considerations

Filed under: ressourcen, soziologie, web 2.0 — Sigrid @ 16:28

eine Zusammenfassung und Übersicht über Grundbegriffe und grundlegende Fragestellungen findet sich in dem Beitrag von David Beer and Roger Burrows (University of York; York St John University) online abrufbar auf Sociological Research Online, Volume 12, Issue 5, .

Abstract:

This paper introduces the idea of Web 2.0 to a sociological audience as a key example of a process of cultural digitization that is moving faster than our ability to analyse it. It offers a definition, a schematic overview and a typology of the notion as part of a commitment to a renewal of description in sociology. It provides examples of wikis, folksonomies, mashups and social networking sites and, where possible and by way of illustration, examines instances where sociology and sociologists are featured. The paper then identifies three possible agendas for the development of a viable sociology of Web 2.0: the changing relations between the production and consumption of internet content; the mainstreaming of private information posted to the public domain; and, the emergence of a new rhetoric of ‚democratisation‘. The paper concludes by discussing some of the ways in which we can engage with these new web applications and go about developing sociological understandings of the new online cultures as they become increasingly significant in the mundane routines of everyday life.

30. Januar 2008

Fibreculture Journal

Filed under: ressourcen — Schlagwörter: — Sigrid @ 21:22

Ich habe gerade dieses australische Journal zu Internetforschung entdeckt: Fibreculture Journal

Hier sind die ersten 10 Ausgaben online abrufbar :

Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed international journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations. The journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in the debate and discussions concerning information and communication technologies and their policy frameworks, network cultures and their informational logic, new media forms and their deployment, and the possibilities of socio-technical invention and sustainability. Other broad topics of interest include the cultural contexts, philosophy and politics of:

:: information and creative industries
:: national and international strategies for innovation, research and development
:: education
:: media and culture, and
:: new media arts

Fibreculture Journal encourages submissions that extend research into critical and investigative networked theories, knowledges and practices.

23. Januar 2008

Noch ein neues Internet Research Journal

Filed under: ressourcen — Sigrid @ 20:00

Die erste Ausgabe von
International Journal of Internet Research Ethics (IJIRE).

Inhalt:

Small Talk
Annette Markham

Ethical Approaches to Robotic Data Gathering in Academic Research
Gove Allen, Dan Burk, and Charles Ess

Data as Representation: Beyond Anonymity in e-Research Ethics
Annamaria Carusi

Researching the Researchers: Market Researchers, Child Subjects and the
Problem of ?Informed? Consent
Sara M. Grimes

Emerging Legal Issues in the Collection and Dissemination of Internet-
Sourced Research Data: Part I, Basic Tort Law Issues and Negligence
Tomas A. Lipinski

Creating a Web of Attribution in the Feminist Blogosphere
Erin Hvizkak

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