if its on teh interweb it must be true

6. Oktober 2009

Workshop: Internet und Identitätskonstruktion von Jugendlichen

Filed under: Uncategorized — axel @ 08:55

Workshop der Gruppe Internetforschung am 30.10.2009
Das Konzept Identität hat in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit computervermittelten Kommunikationssystemen seit jeher eine wichtige Rolle gespielt.  Wir wollen im Workshop der Frage nachgehen, mit welchen Prozessen von Identitätskonstruktion im und mit dem Internet wir es heute – in Zeiten von Social Media und Multiplayer-Spielen – zu tun haben und wie diese Prozesse wissenschaftlich fassbar werden.

Zeit: Freitag, 30.10., 14-18h
Ort:  Graduiertenzentrum, Besprechungsraum (Ferstlgasse 5, 1010 Wien)
Zielgruppe: DissertantInnen aller sozialwissenschaftlichen Studienrichtungen mit Interesse am Thema
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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

26. September 2009

Virtual Worlds and the Human

Filed under: anthropologie, termine, uni — Sigrid @ 23:28

Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Editor-in-Chief, American Anthropologist

When: October 15, 2009, 16:00
Where: Konferenzraum, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, 2. Stock

Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love—the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures.

In this talk, Professor Boellstorff draws from his research on this new frontier of human life to discuss how virtual worlds present profound challenges to our understanding of the human. There are indeed ways that virtual worlds represent radically new possibilities for human being. However, just as challenging (and possibly more surprising) is the discovery that virtual worlds show how in some ways humans have always been virtual. As a result, virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself.

http://www.anthro.uci.edu/faculty_bios/boellstorff/boellstorff.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/

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/

24. September 2009

Communities in Action: Papers in Community Informatics

Filed under: kommunikation, literaturempfehlung, Uncategorized — axkibe @ 09:44

Ein neuer Sammelband zu Community Informatics ist erschienen: Communities in Action: Papers in Community Informatics

8. Juli 2009

Playlist vom Fake! Youtube-Kino @ MQ, 7. Juli

Filed under: web 2.0 — axkibe @ 14:01

Jana Herwig: Fake als Attraktion

YouTube :: Laker Kobe Bryant attempts massive stunt…and succeeds! Real?
YouTube :: Georges Méliès – Un homme de têtes (early film, 1898)

Thomas Lohninger: Die Realität tut weh!

YouTube :: Piratenpartei Wahlwerbespot 2009
YouTube :: maschek – Das Handygesetz
YouTube :: RickRoll’D

René König: 9/11 was an inside job!

YouTube :: Loose Change 2nd Edition (Deutsch – professionell synchronisiert) [Teil6von9]
YouTube :: High quality video of WTC collapse
YouTube :: EXPLOSIVES going off in WTC CLEAR AUDIO! 911 Demolition
YouTube :: WTC Collapse Best Angle – InfoDebug.com

Sigrid Jones: Werbung oder nicht Werbung?

YouTube :: YouTube HD Camera Trick Challenge
YouTube :: Spike Jonze Ikea ad

Axel Kittenberger: Who is (not) real?

YouTube :: Are You Real ?

Philipp Budka: ‘Don’t Call me Eskimo!’ Repräsentationen indigener Musik(er) auf YouTube

YouTube :: Don’t Call Me Eskimo
YouTube :: Cedar Creek Singers

Susanne Rabler: Was Avatare in ihrer Freizeit tun, und wie World of Warcraft in der Realität aussieht.

YouTube :: World of Workcraft
YouTube :: Very funny Chinese wow video

Ritchie Blogfried Pettauer: Postproduction-”Fakes”

Vimeo :: Nostalgia von Edgar Maguyon
Vimeo :: The Duel von Ross Ching
Vimeo :: Bloons (”Nightmare Dragons”) von The Fibro Twins

Axel Maireder: Voll die Härte – Die Gewalt der Realität Schlägerei mit Waffen

YouTube :: Schlägerei mit Waffen
YouTube :: gestellte Massenschlägerei
YouTube :: Massiv Schlägerei
YouTube :: Zickenfight
YouTube :: Best Happy Slap
YouTube :: Happy Slap

Open End

YouTube :: Warcraft Sequel Lets You Play A Character Playing Warcraft
YouTube :: Ah fuck. I can’t believe I’ve linked this.
YouTube :: Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years.
YouTube :: Homer Simpson’s Life in 55 Seconds
YouTube :: Mr. toast 😀

23. Juni 2009

Fake! Youtube-Kino @ MQ, 7. Juli

Filed under: termine, web 2.0 — axel @ 07:33

„If it’s on teh interweb it must be true“? – Nicht immer, wie wir im Rahmen der Sommer-Session der Gruppe Internetforschung zeigen werden. Unter dem Motto „Fake! Realität und Illusion“ gibt es einen Abend lang Youtube-Clips vom Feinsten, garniert mit kurzen und möglichst g’scheiten Kommentaren – schließlich sind wir eine Forschungsgruppe. Los geht’s am 7.7. mit Einbruch der Dämmerung (20:30h), auf der Wiese (dem Streifen Rasen zwischen MQ und 2er-Linie) vor dem Quartier 21. Ein Programm gibt’s auch schon:

  • Jana Herwig: Fake als Attraktion
  • René König: 9/11 was an inside job! – YouTube als Plattform für alternative Deutungen des 11. September 2001
  • Axel Maireder: Slap me happy – but real! Die Realitätskonstruktionen von Jugendlichen zu Amateur-Gewaltvideos
  • Sigrid Jones: Werbung oder nicht Werbung?
  • Axel Kittenberger: Who is (not) real? 
  • Philipp Budka: ‚Don’t Call me Eskimo!‘ Repräsentationen indigener Musik(er) auf YouTube
  • Susanne Rabler: Was Avatare in ihrer Freizeit tun, und wie World of Warcraft in der Realität aussieht.
  • Thomas Lohninger: How can this be real?

Schluss mit den Videos ist leider spätestens um 22h, danach ist aber noch Zeit für intensive gemeinschaftliche Reflexion des Gesehenen. Bei Schlechtwetter übersiedeln wir in den Gang des Quartier 21. Wir freuen uns auf interessiertes Publikum und anregende Diskussionen!

18. Juni 2009

CfP: Social Networking and Communities, Copenhagen, November 09

Filed under: Uncategorized — axel @ 07:43

Social Networking and Communities – The big and the small screen, 26-27 November, 2009, Second CMI Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.Call for Papers: Deadline for abstracts: 14 August, 2009

Worldwide, people connect via the web and extend their social communities beyond what could ever have been realized without the web. Denmark globally has one of the highest numbers of users of web-based social networking sites per habitant. Till now, users of web-based social networking and communities have mainly used traditional computers with large screens. For many users, the concept of social networking means always on which sets focus on the trend of being able to do social networking also on smart phones and other smaller screens. The transition from the big screen to the small screen in relation to social networking and communities outlines a number of challenges that the second CMI conference will discuss. Areas to be discussed are: how to secure the privacy for social network users; which are the demands to operators/content providers on the price structure; how can the technological sustainability be secured with the smaller screens; which are the alternative interaction mechanisms to secure that users still have a good user experience; which new types of services will be relevant to mobile devices; how will the different initiatives and services coexist and which demands must be set to the standardization when convergence takes place in this way? 
The second CMI conference discusses the demands and challenges set out to the market and the stakeholders; to the technology and the interaction between users and the technology; and the users and their demands to the mobile part of the web-based social networking. 

http://conf.cmi.aau.dk/

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


10. Juni 2009

CfP: E-Democracy – Online Youth Participation And Engagement

Filed under: CfPs, e-politics — axel @ 09:36

The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) has issued a call for papers for an special issue on E-Democracy – Online Youth Participation And Engagement. They are searching for papers on the following issues (from the call):

  • Adoption of Web 2.0, social networking, and other technologies by young people and the opportunities and challenges for extending this adoption for their engagement in deliberative civic processes
  • Assessing communicative and political action via the Internet from democratic theory perspectives
  • Examples of youth online participation and innovative practices of youth engagement in political and civic matters by governments, political parties, non-government organizations or groups of young people
  • How and why does technology enable/support one way of engagement rather than another: searching beyond technological and social determinism?
  • How does technology ‘produce’ social interaction and young people as participants in online consultation and engagement processes or alternatively how the participants (perhaps at the same time?) socially construct technology to serve their interests?
  • Reviews and critique of existing theoretical approaches, assumptions, and conceptualizations of e-democracy, youth online participation, and engagement in social matters; agendas for future research.
  • Studies investigating social, political, cultural, technological, and other conditions stimulating or obstructing young people’s participation and engagement in online debates and actions
  • Studies of practices and patterns of youth online activism, political action, and organizing as new emerging forms of e-democracy
  • Technology as politics or “the question of technology” – what motivates and informs the development and adoption of the Internet, web-based and other social technologies for youth civic online participation and engagement?
  • What is social technology and why does it matter in imagining and practicing e-democracy by young people?
  • Young people s’ roles, behaviors, identities, interaction, and contribution in electronic spaces; exploration of creation of meanings, construction of individual and group identities and trust (communities?), (re)visions of citizenship and citizenship education, relationships with governments, etc.
  • Youth engagement in e-democracy and the possibility of realizing theoretic (normative) proposals for democratic governance (e.g. Habermas’ public sphere)
  • Deadline is 15 August 2009.

    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

    Open Access: Vor allem Entwicklungsländer profitieren

    Filed under: Uncategorized — Sigrid @ 09:14

    ORF ON Science

    ÖNB archiviert das „österreichische Internet“

    Filed under: ressourcen — Sigrid @ 09:12

    ÖNB archiviert das „österreichische Internet“

     futurezone.ORF.at

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