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MEDIATED CITIES

Mediated Cities Book Series

Open Call for Contributions
Intellect Books will launch its Mediated Cities book series April 01-03, 2016 with three books.

Digital Futures and the City of Today:  New Technologies and Physical Spaces. ISBN: 978-1-78320-560-8
Filming the City: Urban Documents, Design Practices & Social Criticism Through the Lens. ISBN: 978-1-78320-554-7
Imaging the City: Art, Creative Practices and Media Speculations. ISBN: 978-1-78320-557-8

This is a call for chapter contributions for the following book in the series from the perspective of all disciplines that engage with issues of the city, its design, mediation, representation and experience.

Contributions are welcome from urban design, planning, cultural studies, digital art, emerging technologies, social media, film, photography  etc.

The next book in the series will be drawn from the conference: Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City.

For details: http://architecturemps.com/bristol-uk/

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 15th NOVEMBER, 2015

This conference is organised by the journal Architecture_MPS, Intellect Books, the University of the West of England and the Centre for Moving Image Research. The publication series is a joint AMPS / Intellect Books initiative. See: http://architecturemps.com/publications-2/

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UCL CENTRE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES SEMINAR SERIES 2014-15

We are very pleased to announce the programme for the UCLDH Seminar Series for 2014-15. All are welcome and there will be drinks after each talk. Please note that registration is required.

 

Alberto Campagnolo, Book conservator, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Thursday 20th November 2014

5.30pm, G31, Foster Court

Scalpels and magic wands. From the physical world of book conservation to the magic of Digital Humanities

 

Cristina Amati, Department of Computer Science, UCL

Wednesday 26th November 2014

5.30pm, G31, Foster Court

Image Aesthetics: From Philosophical to Computational Exploration

 

Dr Kathryn E. Piquette, Cologne Center for eHumanities, Universität zu Köln

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

5.30pm, G31, Foster Court

Illuminating the Herculaneum Papyri with New Digital Imaging Techniques

 

Dr Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research

Wednesday 28th January 2015

5.30pm, G31, Foster Court

Big data for humanities research: from digging into the parliamentary record to exploring the UK Web Archive

 

Further talks for 2015 are TBC.

For further information and details on how to register, please see the UCLDH Seminar Series page.

 

Kind regards,

Sarah Davenport

Centre Co-ordinator

Centre for Digital Humanities

Department of Information Studies

University College London

Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

tel: 020 7679 7204 | email: s.davenport@ucl.ac.uk

web: www.ucl.ac.uk/dh | blog: blogs.ucl.ac.uk/dh/| twitter: @UCLDH

 

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PosthumanTHE MATERIALITY OF THE IMMATERIAL: ICTs AND THE DIGITAL COMMONS

Call for Papers: The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons

See: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/23

Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique

Online @ http://www.triple-c.at

Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2015

Guest Editors:

Vasilis Kostakis, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), P2P Lab (Greece);

Andreas Roos, Human Ecology Division, Lund University (Sweden)

With an escalating environmental crisis and an unprecedented increase of ICT diversity and use, it is more crucial than ever to understand the underlying material aspects of the ICT infrastructure.  This special issue therefore asks the question: What are the true material and socio-environmental costs of the global ICT infrastructure?

In a recent paper (Fuchs 2013) as well as in the book Digital Labour and Karl Marx (Fuchs 2014), Christian Fuchs examined the complex web of production relations and the new division of digital labour that makes possible the vast and cheap ICT infrastructure as we know it. The analysis partly revealed that ICT products and infrastructure can be said to embody slave-like and other extremely harsh conditions that perpetually force mine and assembly workers into conditions of dependency. Expanding this argument, the WWF reported (Reed and Miranda 2007) that mining in the Congo basin poses considerable threats to the local environment in the form of pollution, the loss of biodiversity, and an increased presence of business-as-usual made possible by roads and railways.  Thus ICTs can be said to be not at all immaterial because the ICT infrastructure under the given economic conditions can be said to embody as its material foundations slave-like working conditions, various class relations and undesirable environmental consequences.

At the same time, the emerging digital commons provide a new and promising platform for social developments, arguably enabled by the progressive dynamics of ICT development. These are predominantly manifested as commons-based peer production, i.e., a new mode of collaborative, social production (Benkler 2006); and grassroots digital fabrication or community-driven makerspaces, i.e., forms of bottom-up, distributed manufacturing. The most well known examples of commons-based peer production are the free/open source software projects and the free encyclopaedia Wikipedia. While these new forms of social organisation are immanent in capitalism, they also have the features to challenge these conditions in a way that might in turn transcend the dominant system (Kostakis and Bauwens 2014).

Following this dialectical framing, we would like to call for papers for a special issue of tripleC that will investigate how we can understand and balance the perils and promises of ICTs in order to make way for a just and sustainable paradigm. We seek scholarly articles and commentaries that address any of the following themes and beyond. We also welcome experimental formats, especially photo essays, which address the special issue’s theme.

Suggested themes

Papers that track, measure and/or theorise the scope of the socio-environmental impact of the ICT infrastructure.

Papers that track, measure and/or theorise surplus value as both ecological (land), social (labour) and intellectual (patent) in the context of ICTs.

Understanding the human organisation of nature in commons-based peer production.

Studies of the environmental dimensions of desktop manufacturing technologies (for example, 3D printing or CNC machines) in non-industrial modes of subsistence, e.g. eco-villages or traditional

agriculture, as well as in modern towns and mega-cities.

Suggestions for and insights into bridging understandings of the socio-economic organisation of the natural commons with the socio-economic organisation of the digital commons drawing on types of

organisations in the past and the present that are grounded in theories of the commons.

Elaboration of which theoretical approaches can be used for overcoming the conceptual separation of the categories immaterial/material in the digital commons.

 

References

Benkler, Yochai. 2006. The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Fuchs, Christian. 2014. Digital labour and Karl Marx. New York: Routledge.

Fuchs, Christian. 2013. Theorising and analysing digital labour: From global value chains to modes of production. The Political Economy of Communication 1 (2): 3-27, online at: http://www.polecom.org/index.php/polecom/article/view/19.

Kostakis, Vasilis and Michel Bauwens. 2014. Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reed, Erik and Marta Miranda. 2007. Assessment of the mining sector and infrastructure development in the congo basin region. Washington DC: World Wildlife Fund, Macroeconomics for Sustainable Development Program Office, 27, online at: http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/congobasinmining.pdf

 

Schedule

Submission of abstracts (250-300 words) by January 15, 2015 via email to [log in to unmask]

Responses about acceptance/rejection to authors: February 15, 2015.

Selected authors will be expected to submit their full documents to tripleC via the online submission system by May 15, 2015:

http://triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Expected publication date of the special issue: October 1, 2015.

About the journal

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique is an academic open access online journal using a non-commercial Creative Commons license. It is a journal that focuses on information society studies and studies of media, digital media, information and communication in society with a special interest in critical studies in these thematic areas. The journal has a special interest in disseminating articles that focus on the role of information in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy. Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society. TripleC was founded in 2003 and is edited by Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval.

 

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PROTEST IN A DIGITAL AGE

Wednesday 7th May 2014, 7.30

Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate

London EC2M 4QH

See: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/451/Troublemakers?—Protest-in-a-Digital-Age?&Keyword=troublemakers&TypeID=

This is part of the ‘Troublemakers?’ series of events, see: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Events/Troublemakers

Social media has changed the way people organise and demonstrate creating new types of fast-moving protest groups and challenges for the authorities. From the Arab Spring to the London riots, UK Uncut and Occupy tell us their experience of policing and public responses while experts explain the challenges faced by those who seek to control the movements.

Speakers include Symon Hill (author of Digital Revolutions: Activism in the Internet Age), Jamie Bartlett (Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos) plus representatives from Occupy and UK Uncut. The event will be chaired by the Ian Dunt (politics.co.uk).

Cost £9 / £7 concession (*A postage fee of £1 applies for sending out tickets booked online or over the telephone)

 

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AISHE CONFERENCE 2011

ALL IRELAND SOCIETY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (AISHE)

THE CHALLENGE FOR GRADUATES IN A CHANGED WORLD

Dear Colleagues

In response to a number of requests, we are extending the deadline for submissions of Abstracts. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 13th April 2011.

The conference home page is here: http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011

It is your research, expertise and practice, shared through the conference, that makes the AISHE conference a really valuable experience for everyone who participates so please submit your abstracts. Submission of abstracts is exclusively through the online Conference System. To submit your abstract, click on the following link: http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011/schedConf/cfp

Past Conferences:

http://ocs.sfu.ca/aishe/index.php/international/2009/schedConf/cfp http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2010/schedConf/cfp

Notification of abstract acceptance is due by 6th May 2011. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted abstracts.

Registration is currently open. To register for the conference please click on the following link – http://ocs.aishe.org/index.php/international/2011/schedConf/registration

Do please forward this reminder to any colleagues, organisations, mailing lists etc. that may be interested in the conference. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact our AISHE Administrator, Linda King: linda.king@aishe.org

Kind regards**

*Saranne Magennis,** AISHE President.*
Saranne Magennis,
Director,
Higher Education Policy Unit,
Humanity House,
NUI Maynooth,
Co Kildare.
Ireland

Linda King
AISHE Administrator
NUI Maynooth
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
linda.king@aishe.org
Office 00 353 (0) 1 708 6578
Mob 00 353 (0) 87 2258174

AISHE-C 2011: The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World

Dublin City University

August 25, 2011 – August 26, 2011

AISHE-C 2011, the seventh international conference of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education, will take place in Dublin City University on 25th & 26th August 2011.

The overall theme of the conference is The Challenge for Graduates in a Changed World. Within this, specific topics will include:

Graduates for a Digital Age

Students as Researchers

The Student Citizen: Learning Through Work & Community Engagement

Interdisciplinarity in Learning & Teaching

Global Issues in Learning & Teaching

Discipline Based Pedagogies

The conference showcases the best of scholarship within the island of Ireland, and also warmly welcomes international participants who can share wider experience and perspectives

Keynote Speakers:

Tom Collins, President of NUI Maynooth

Lee Harvey, Copenhagen Business School

Glynis Cousin, University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK

Diary Dates:

10th January 2011: Call for Papers (Abstract Submission) Opened

25th February 2011: Registration Opens.

25th March 2011: Deadline for submissions

6th May 2011: Notification of Acceptance

25-26th August 2011: AISHE Conference dates.

Conference Fees:

AISHE Conference 2011 Standard rate, includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and Conference dinner: €200

AISHE Conference 2011 Existing Member Discount, includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and conference dinner: €180

Concessions (Registered Student, Retired AISHE Member) includes full conference, 1 year’s AISHE Membership and conference dinner: €100

One day attendance, includes one day conference attendance, 1 year’s AISHE Membership. (Conference dinner €40 extra if required): €100

Guest includes conference dinner only: €40

Personal Assistant to participant with disability (includes full conference and conference dinner): €0.00

Location:

The conference will be taking place in the School of Nursing at DCU, directly beside the main campus entrance on Collins Avenue:

How to get to DCU

Map of DCU Campus

Venue and Accommodation

If you require overnight accommodation for the conference, please see the list of accommodation near DCU.

Conference Information:

» Overview

» Call for Papers (December 12, 2010 – April 13, 2011)

» Proposal Submission

» Track Policies

» Presentations and Authors

» Conference Schedule

» Registration

» Accommodation

» Organizers and Partners

» Timeline

The AISHE International conference (AISHE-C) is the premier venue in Ireland for presenting research and practice in teaching and learning in higher education. The conference is held annually, usually at the end of August/start of September. The venue varies across the island of Ireland.

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The Internet

IASSIST 2010

 

Social Data and Social Networking: Connecting Social Science Communities across the Globe
1-4 June 2010
Ithaca, NY, USA

IASSIST 2010, the 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) will be hosted by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) and Cornell University Library (CUL) and will be held at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, USA, on 1-4 June 2010.

The theme of this year’s conference is Social Data and Social
Networking: Connecting Social Science Communities across the Globe. 

Social science has begun to feel the impact of the dramatic shift in communication patterns globally, where social networking and other digital media trends are changing how social scientists study the world around them.  This theme is intended to stimulate discussion about the impact of social networking on the creation, collection, sharing, storage, preservation, dissemination, confidentiality, licensing of, and access to data.  Of particular interest is how social connectivity has facilitated multi-site and cross-national social science research.

A webform for submission of proposals will be available on the conference web site: http://ciser.cornell.edu/IASSIST/ from 12 October 2009.

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2009.

Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2010.

For more information about the conference, including travel and accommodation, see the attached PDF Call for Papers or visit the conference web site at: http://ciser.cornell.edu/IASSIST/ .

IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Typical workplaces include data archives/libraries, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations, see http://www.iassistdata.org for further information.

 

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