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FUZZIOLOGY

The 2nd Conference on Operations Research and Fuzziology (ORF 2016)

January 14-16, 2016   Bangkok, Thailand

The 2nd Conference on Operations Research and Fuzziology (ORF 2016) will be held from January 14 to 16, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Conference will cover issues on Operations Research and Fuzziology. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods.

Topics (not limited to):

  • Linear and Non-linear Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Combinatorial and Discrete Optimization
  • Stochastic Models and Optimization Scheduling
  • Fuzzy logic techniques & Algorithm Fuzzy mathematics
  • Fuzzy analysis, Fuzzy topology and geometry
  • Fuzzy mathematical programming
  • Fuzzy numerical methods, Fuzzy scientific computing

We cordially invite you to submit or recommend papers to our conference through paper submission system. To be considered for an oral presentation, you may simply submit an abstract.

Important Dates

Conference: January 14-16, 2016

Paper or Abstract Submission Due: September 17, 2015

Early Bird Registration due for Abstract: 10 days after acceptance notification

Early Bird Registration due for Audience: October 14, 2015

Call for Speakers and TPC Members

If you wish to serve the conference as an invited speaker or a TPC member, please send email to us with your CV and photo.

*Benefits of Invited Speakers

  • Your latest research results will be shared and acknowledged by scholars around the world
  • The title and abstract of your speech will be posted on the conference website and program booklets.
  • The title and abstract of your speech will be published in the journal.
  • You can enjoy a free registration.

*Benefits of TPC Members

Your CV will be posted on the conference website

You can enjoy a 50% discount on the regular registration.

It will be highly appreciated if you can accept the invitation and we believe your participation will be very essential to the success of our conference.

Contact Us

E-mail: math.jan@engii.org

Tel: +86 132 6470 2250

QQ: 3025797047

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Information

Information

SCIENCE AND INFORMATION CONFERENCE 2013

Science and Information (SAI) Conference 2013

October 7-9, 2013 | LondonUK

More info at www.conference.thesai.org
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Science and Information (SAI) Conference, technically co-sponsored by IEEE is a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Computer Science, Electronics and Communication related areas.

The conference will be held over three days, with paper presentations from the international community of authors, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures. SAI Conference 2013 will be held in London, a vibrant and historical city which is home to multiple academic institutions and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment!

Some of the key recent updates about SAI Conference 2013:

Latest video at http://youtu.be/KeSyo6tZkx0 (Technology, People and You @ Science and Information(SAI) Conference 2013)

Publication support by Springer: Springer to publish modified versions of best papers originating at SAI Conference: http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/CallforPapers   

Professor Kevin Warwick to deliver the opening keynote at SAI Conference 2013; and many more invited talks at: http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/Speakers  

The conference is Technically Co-Sponsored by 4 IEEE units, check: http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/Sponsors

Workshop on “Cloud Computing Issues and Trends” to be held in conjunction with SAI Conference 2013. http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/CCIT

SAI Conference 2013 to be held at Thistle, London Heathrow. It is one of the few hotels located near to the country’s premier international airport. As the closest off-site hotel to Terminal 5, and less than two miles to Terminals 1 & 3, the hotel is perfectly located for access to and from the airport. http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/Venue  

Conference Dates: October 7-9, 2013

The submission system is accessible through the following link:  http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/Submit. Submission of Manuscripts can also be done by email at conference@thesai.org. Please consider submitting your research work at the most dynamic event of 2013; and kindly circulate this e-mail among your colleagues and students.

Participants can register for the conference at : http://thesai.org/SAIConference2013/Register

Hope to see you at SAI Conference 2013!

Check out the Conference Page on Facebook!!!

Warm Regards,

Conference Manager

Science and Information Conference 2013

www.conference.thesai.org | conference@thesai.org

www.facebook.com/SAIConference | www.youtube.com/SAIConference

 

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Information Technology

Information Technology

THIRD GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON SCIENTIFIC AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Call For Papers
9-11 March 2013

3rd Global Conference for Academic Research on

Scientific and Emerging Technologies

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  15 February 2013


Conference website : GCARSET is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. GCARSET invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

 

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

-Advance in Computing

-Applied Mathematics 

-Science and Technology

– Computational and Applied Mathematics

-Electromagnetic and Applications

 

Also, the conference proceeding will be submitted to SCOPUS for evaluation and indexing.

 

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of science, engineering, and management to be presented at GCARSET.

The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for science and engineering and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference:

Computer Science and Engineering

Algorithms and Computational Complexity

AI and Soft Computing

Bioinformatics

Architecture

Cryptography and Information Security

Data mining and knowledge Discovery

E-Commerce

Embedded Systems

Grid and Cloud Computing

Healthcare management Systems

Image Processing and Pattern Recognition

Multimedia

Networks

Parallel

Distributed and Multicore computing

Pervasive computing

Computer in Education

E-learning

Electrical Engineering

Power & Energy Systems

Modeling, Simulation and Analysis

Applications of AI techniques

Applications of Power Electronics

Instrumentation

Control Design and Testing Techniques

High Voltage

Mechanical Engineering

MEMS

Robotics

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Wired/wireless telecommunications

Optical communication

Mobile/ wireless communication

Broadband communication

Pervasive communication

Analog/digital Communication systems

Signal processing and coding techniques

Communication networks

Internet Technologies

Telecom security

Convergence of technologies

Protocols and Standards

Test beds and simulation tools

Subsystems and Components

Physical layer issues

Educational Technology

Asynchronous Learning

Authoring Technology

Best Practices In ICT Classrooms

Constructivist Perspectives

Cooperative/Collaborative Learning

Data Mining Strategies For E-Learning Organizations

Diffusion Of Innovation

Distance and Open Learning

Educational Technology & Globalization

E-Portfolios

Human Resources In Educational Technology

Human-Computer Interaction

Hypermedia Applications

ICT Integration

ICT Literacy In Education

Improving Classroom Teaching

Innovation and Change In Education

Instructional Design

Intelligent E-Learning Systems

Intelligent Training Technology

Interactive E-Learning Systems

Interactive Learning Environment

Knowledge Management In E-Learning

Learning and Content Management Systems

Learning and Teaching With Technology

Learning Objects

Life Long Learning and Technology

Mobile Learning

Multimedia Applications

Network Based Education and Training

Pedagogical and Practical Issues

Pedagogical and Practical Issues

Professional Development & Teacher Training

Simulations in Education

Teaching/Learning Strategies

Video Games For Learning

Theme Based (Proposed Topics)

Power Quality

Alternate energy sources

Nanotechnology

Ultra capacitors and batteries

Power electronics in green industrialization

Energy–efficient power converters

Eco-labeling of IT products

Bio Engineering

Energy-efficient computing

Responsible disposal and recycling

Rural Development using advanced technologies

IT 3

You are invited to submit: – full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics and management.

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources / Asia Paper

Submission: You can submit your papers using the online submission form

Kindly promote GCARSET to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. GCARSET is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

Best regards and hope to see you at GCARSET in March 2013

On behalf of
GCARSET chairs

http://www.gcar2012.com/GCARSET

gcarset@gcar2012.com

 

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IT

THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – WCIT-2012
University of Barcelona, November 14-17, 2012,
Barcelona, Spain
www.wcit.us

Abstract Submissions Due: July 15, 2012

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the “3rd World Conference on Information Technology” which will take place on November 14–17, 2012, at the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in Procedia-Computer Science Journal(ISSN: 1877-0509) by ELSEVIER (www.elsevier.com) and will be indexed Science Direct, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science). Beside these, there are keynote speakers including the latest development, and workshops. You also have chance to discuss about your works which you want to publish with the editors of the most respectable journals of the world, and get warm connection with them.

Let’s meet in the historical and holiday city of Barcelona in Spain.   

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Adem Karahoca

Associate Professor of Software Engineering

President of the WCIT-2012

Abstract Submissions Due: July 15, 2012

www.wcit.us  

Start here to submit a paper to this conference.

STEP ONE OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Computer Science Journal (ISSN: 1877-0509) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science). All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS

Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.

The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):

*British Journal of Educational Technology, SSCI, Impact Factor: 1.255

*Computers and Education, Indexed SSCI & SCI, Impact Factor: 2.059

*Interacting with Computers, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.103 

*Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.833 

*Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.331 

*Computational Biology and Chemistry, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.837 

*Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.940 

*The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.824 

*Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.220 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present two papers.  The abstracts can be one-page long (200-400 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts. The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site.

 

Start here to submit a paper to this conference.

STEP ONE OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

 

Deadlines & Important Dates

Abstracts Submission: July 15, 2012*

Full Papers Submission: September 15, 2012**

Early Registration: October 15, 2012

Conference Dates: November 14-17, 2012

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 5 days.

** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 15 days.

 

For More Information: www.wcit.us

Start here to submit a paper to this conference.

STEP ONE OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Information

ON LOCATION: ORGANIZING AND USING GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION

ISKO UK and the BCS Location Information Specialist Group (LISG)
Thursday 29th March (14.00-18.00)
Wilkes Room – British Computer Society London Office

In this ISKO UK and BCS joint meeting, we will hear from experts about the current geospatial information landscape and its challenges, some of the standards and frameworks that have been put into place to ensure interoperability and the potential for linking data. We will also hear how some users of GIS systems have applied them in their own organizations.

The event is free to ISKO and BCS members and to full-time students. The fee for non-members is just £40, payable in advance. Registration opens at 1.45, immediately following the ISKO UK AGM, and we shall start promptly at 2 p.m.

The programme will be followed by a chance to network, with wine and nibbles.  The topics and speakers are:

• The landscape and challenges of geospatial information in 2012 – Mike Sanderson, 1Spatial

• INSPIRE and the work of UK Location – Alex Coley, Chair of the UK Location Programme Architecture & Interoperability Board

• Linking geographic data for research – Jo Walsh, EDINA

• The development and application of GIS in health protection – Matt Bull, Health Protection Agency

• Organising and using location data in the Environment Agency – Stefan Carlyle, Environment Agency

• AddressBase – developing a unique national address gazetteer – Carsten Rönsdorf and Nick Turner, Ordnance Survey

You will find the full programme and booking details via the ISKO UK site. Please pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested. We hope to see you there.

ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Our UK emphasis is to build bridges between the research and practitioner communities, with the UK Chapter attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meetings. You can see past and future events at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm , most with MP3 recordings.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Among its many specialist groups is the Location Information SG enabling BCS members to be well informed and understand the issues and best practices associated with geospatial technology, which is becoming increasingly visible to business and the public.

Fran Huckle
Secretary
ISKOUK

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 ‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Hack IT

EXPANDING THE FRONTIERS OF HACKING

Expanding the Frontiers of Hacking: Bio-punks, open hardware, and hackerspaces
A special issue of Critical Studies in Peer Production
Edited by: Johan Soderberg and Alessandro Delfanti

Call: 500-word abstract
Both theoretical and empirical contributions accepted

During the past two decades, hacking has chiefly been associated with software  development. This is now changing as new walks of life are being explored with a hacker mindset, thus bringing back to memory the origin of hacking in hardware development. Now as then, the hacker is characterised by an active approach to technology, undaunted by hierarchies and established knowledge, and finally a commitment to sharing information freely.

In this special issue of Critical Studies in Peer Production, we will investigate how these ideas and practices are spreading. Two cases which have caught much attention in recent years are open hardware development and garage biology. The creation of hacker/maker-spaces in many cities around the world has provided an infrastructure facilitating this development. We are looking for both empirical and theoretical contributions which critically engage with this new phenomenon. Every kind of activity which relates to hacking is potentially of interest.

Some theoretical questions which might be discussed in the light of this development include, but are not restricted to, the politics of hacking, the role of lay expertise, how the line between the community and markets is negotiated, how development projects are managed, and the legal implications of these practices. We welcome contributions from all the social sciences, including science & technology studies, design and art-practices, anthropology, legal studies, etc.

Interested authors should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by July 10, 2011. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 31. All papers will be subject to peer review before being published.

Abstracts should be sent to delfanti@sissa.it.

Critical Studies in Peer Production (CSPP) is a new open access, online journal  that focuses on the implications of peer production for social change. http://cspp.oekonux.org/

 

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Capitalism

CAPITALIST CRISIS, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE

 tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

Vol. 8. No. 2: Special Issue on Capitalist Crisis, Communication & Culture
Edited by Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken, Marcus Breen
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/issue/current

Suggested citation: Fuchs, Christian, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken and Marcus Breen. Eds. 2010. Special issue on “Capitalist crisis, communication & culture“. tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society 8 (2): 193-309.

“Capitalism […] is approaching an apocalyptic zero-point” (Slavoj Žižek).

What is the role of communication in the general situation of capitalist crisis?
The global economic downturn is an indicator of a new worldwide capitalist crisis. The main focus of most public debates as well as of economic and policy analyses is the role of finance capital and the housing market in creating the crisis, less attention is given to the role of communication technologies, the media, and culture in the world economic crisis. The task of this special issue of tripleC is to present analyses of the role of ICTs, the media, and culture in the current crisis of capitalism. The seven papers focus on the causes, development, and effects of the crisis. Each paper relates one or more of these dimensions to ICTs, the media, or culture.

Capitalist Crisis, Communication, & Culture – Introduction to the Special Issue of tripleC
Christian Fuchs, Matthias Schafranek, David Hakken and Marcus
Breen (Special Issue Editors)
pp 193-204
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/228/189

Computing and the Current Crisis:
The Significant Role of New Information Technologies in Our Socio-Economic Meltdown
David Hakken
pp 205-220
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/161/193

The Virtual Debt Factory: Towards an Analysis of Debt and Abstraction in the American Credit Crisis
Vincent R. Manzerolle
pp 221-236
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/149/192

Calculating the Unknown. Rationalities of Operational Risk in Financial Institutions
Matthias Werner and Hajo Greif
pp 237-250
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/184/194

Crisis, What Crisis? The Media: Business and Journalism in Times of Crisis
Rosario de Mateo, Laura Bergés, Anna Garnatxe*
pp 251-274
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/212/195

Anglo-American Credit Scoring and Consumer Debt in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis of 2007 as Models for Other Countries?
Thomas Ruddy
pp 275-284
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/176/198

Crise, Genre et TIC : Recette pour une Dés-Union Pronon- cée. L’Exemple de l’Afrique du Sud (in French)
Joelle Palmieri
pp 285-309
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/141/197

– – –
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Fuchs
Unified Theory of Information Research Group
christian.fuchs@uti.at
Personal Website: http://fuchs.uti.at
NetPolitics Blog: http://fuchs.uti.at/blog
Research Group: http://www.uti.at
Editor of
tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-Operation | Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
http://www.triple-c.at
Fuchs, Christian. 2008. Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age. New York: Routledge.
http://fuchs.uti.at/?page_id=40

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Capitalism

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Radical Politics

SERIES ON COMMU(O)NISM: OPEN PROCESS, THE ORGANIZATIONAL SPIRIT OF THE INTERNET MODEL

Abstract: The desires and the sources of emancipatory potential of the commons for the cooperative and egalitarian global togetherness, for a new communism born through the new generation of tools and organizational practices, have temporarily been appropriated and hi-jacked by capitalism under the Open Source and to an extent Creative Commons movements. Through and with the Open Process methods of the founding Internet communities, we can make a significant step towards claiming it back. Commu(o)nism, we could call it, is a new emerging form of communism hacked with open process and new commons. The small (o) in the middle stands for open.

Tuesday 16th March, 14-16.00hrs
Room WB117 (Whitehead building, opposite Ian Gulland)
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Gabriella Coleman

”Old and New Net Wars over Free Speech, Freedom and Secrecy, or How to Understand the Hacker and Lulz battle against the Church of Scientology”

Abstract: Why have geeks been compelled to protest the Church of Scientology vehemently for nearly two decades? This talk starts with this question to present a cultural history and political analysis of one of the oldest Internet wars, often referred to as “Internet vs Scientology.” During the 1990s, this war was waged largely on USENET (a large scale messaging board system), while in recent times it has taken the form of “Project Chanology.” This project is orchestrated by a loosely defined group called “Anonymous” who has led a series of online attacks and real world protests, often using a variety of media, against Scientology. I argue that to understand the significance of these battles and protests, we must examine how the two groups stand in a culturally antipodal relation to each other. Through this analysis of cultural inversion, I will consider how long-standing liberal ideals take cultural root in the context of these battles, use these two cases to reveal important political transformations in Internet/hacker culture between the mid 1990s and today and finally will map the tension between pleasure/freedom (the “lulz”) and moral good (“free speech”) found among Anonymous in terms of the tension between liberal freedom and romantic-Nietzschean freedom/pleasure.

Bios:

Gabriella Coleman

Trained as a Cultural Anthropologist, Gabriella Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. She researches and teaches on the politics of digital media with a focus on various genealogies of hacking, including Free and Open Source Software, the hacker ungrounded , phone phreaking, trolling, and cryptography/encryption. Between 2001-2003 she conducted ethnographic research on computer hackers primarily in San Francisco and the Netherlands, as well as on the largest free software project, Debian. She is completing a book manuscript “Coding Freedom: Hacker Pleasure and the Ethics of Free and Open Source Software” and is starting a new project on peer to peer patient activism on the Internet.

Toni Prug

Toni Prug is currently a PhD student at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary College, University of London. With ten years of software and network engineering and hacking behind him, he is working on organizational forms, hacking existing practices, ideologies and state-forms. Along with working with academic journals on implementing aspects of open process cooperation, he is working on a book, “The Objects of Communism”. His work can be followed at http://hackthestate.org/.

Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London: http://www.gold.ac.uk/cultural-studies/

Location: http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/

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Evil Media

Evil Media

STUDIES IN EVIL MEDIA

 

University of East London School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Centre for Cultural Studies Research present:

Studies in Evil Media

October 7th 2009, 14:00-17:00, University of East London, Docklands Campus (Cyprus DLR – the station is literally at the campus), Room EB.3.19 (third floor, main building, turn left on entering the main square from station)

All Welcome

Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths: Author of Media Ecologies) & Andrew Goffey (Middlesex University: Translator of Isabelle Stengers’ Capitalist Sorcery)

Evil Media

Evil Media updates Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ for the era of networked digital media and corporate governance. Addressing a range of objects, practices, techniques and knowledges traditionally excluded from the purview of media studies, it explores the sophistry that is quite literally embodied by the sophisticated technologies of the knowledge economy. ‘Evil’ explicitly references the antagonistic ethical and moral quality that an epoch gorging itself on progress has sought unsuccessfully to banish; and so Evil Media offers a useful prospectus of the ruses, subterfuges, deception, manipulation and trickery which media technics make possible and effective.  By adopting a perspective which counters the idealistic, liberal, assumptions encoded within the notion of representation or facilitation and enabling, it aims to re-situate the study of media within a framework which includes forms of media that are ‘below the radar’ of most contemporary theory and actively occluded by the framework of representation.  Here, media do not so much tell us about things, but are themselves things that exhibit behaviours.

Tony Sampson (University of East London: Author of Virality:Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks) – New Media Hypnosis

Drawing on the microsociology of Gabriel Tarde (1843-1904), and a number of other “Tardean scholars”, this presentation approaches the idea that new media landscapes function increasingly as a mode of hypnotic mass persuasion. Significantly, this is not a sociological perspective that concerns itself with rational, self-contained individuals, or indeed society as a whole, but rather responds to what one viral marketer (following a decidedly similar trajectory to Tarde) recently referred to as ‘the invisible currents that run between and among consumers’. These ‘invisible currents’, affective contagions (Thrift, 2007), or the radiation of imitation-suggestibility, as Tarde termed it, work at the intersections between attention inattention, cognition/noncognition, social/biological domains and consciousness/unconsciousness. The talk focuses on examples taken from the new science of networks,epidemiology, HCI, emotional design, affective computing, eye tracking technology, neuromarketing and evil media studies.

Respondent: Paul Gormley
(University of East London: Author of The New Brutality Film: Race and Affect in Contemporary American Cinema).

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