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Molly Knefel
Malcolm Harris, Osita Nwanevu, Crystal Abidin
While it’s often claimed that young people’s social reality is dictated by phones and social media, the actual forces at play have deeper historical roots. Like everyone else, everyone born within 20 years of the new millennium are affected by surveillance, unemployment, and self-determination, but they are uniquely situated within social antagonisms they have inherited.

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Sarah Jaffe
Alexis Goldstein, Shuja Haider, Emma Caterine, Kevin Borden
In the wake of several troubling elections, the left has looked to online spaces to play an important role in organizing and publicizing socialist movements.

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.Moderator: David A. Banks
Maya Binyam
Nima Shirazi
Vicky Osterweil

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.Moderator: Ayesha A. Siddiqi
John Cheney Lippold
Kade Crockford
Ingrid Burrington
Navneet Alang
Kate Crawford

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Whitney Erin Boesel
From intimate depictions of bodies to substantial changes to the body itself, digitality permeates us.
Ofer Nur Pornotopia and the Surprising Challenge to the Ills of Communicative Capitalism
Louise Ryan
Constantly varied dysfunctional fitness: exploring the hyper reality of Insta-famous CrossFit athletes
Elizabeth Wissinger
co-authored by Kristin Miller
Possible Futures of Embodied Biotech
Alanna Reyes
For the Ordinary, or the Extraordinary? Assistive Technology and Media Representation

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Lucas LaRochelle
The representation of self-identified queer people is not merely about inclusion; it’s about ending heteronormativity as social control and positing a world of more and better possibilities.
Kelly Steinmetz
Do I Dare to Meme a Peach?
Alex Verman
Social Media and Queer Consumption
C. Dalrymple-Fraser
What You See Is What You Gender: Pinkwashing in Digital Architectures

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Jessie Sage
Our expectations of romantic relationships are deeply heteronormative. The experiences and transgressive actions of queer people stand to change that for everyone.
Tommy Ting
Cruising Heterotopia: Queer Play in Video Game Space
Lindsay Ferris
I’m queer – don’t fuck with me if you’re not: Exploring queer women’s use of Tinder
mattie brice
Catfishing in 3 Acts: Investigating Emotional Labor Networks Supporting Progressive Masculinity
Aaron Su
Recuperating the Cybernetic Libido

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Millie Christie-Dervaux
How we capture bodies in art and visual communication media sheds light on how bodies are imbued with identity.
Ayşenur Benevento
Capturing Their Aspirations: Examining Parents’ Photographs of Their Children on Social Media
Emily Stainkamp
Looking back at the selfie: A survey of Western self-portraiture from antiquity to Selfish
Rachel Coldicutt
The Woman’s Gaze and The Robots’ Gaze
Anja Dinhopl
The Looking Glass Self(ie)

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.Moderator: Michael Thomsen
Far from the demystified modernity described by turn of the century sociologists, we are now living in a world shot through with fantastic stories of magic and imagination.
Stephanie Monohan
“Don’t Go Over There”: Adolescent Legend-Tripping Goes Online
Dave Evans
More is Not Less – Self-Denial on the Internet
Julian Hanna
Bad Manifestos
Ashley D’Arcy
Popular mysticism on the internet

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Moderator: Apryl Williams
Racism isn’t just about personal prejudice; it is a system whose structure often derives support and amplification from technology.
Morgan Holmes
Performing Joy: Oprah, Digital Blackface and the White Gaze
Donte Newman
Racist discourse in disguise: exploring how white Facebook users expressed ambivalence following the police shooting of Philando Castile
sarah aoun & Nasma Ahmed
Don’t include us, thank you
Julia Kott
The Difficulties of Naming Experience: Articulating Rape and Sexual Assault Experiences Online

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Michael Connor
To sustain protest we must also turn to one another for support. Can digital media serve as a means for this without undermining it?
Kristen Barta
Reclaiming visibility after sexual assault: Lessons from sexual assault survivors’ use of social media for designing digital supportive spaces
Olga Boichak
Mediatizing War: digital media and the battlefronts
Ada Cable
Perverse affordances: The victims of
Sara Lillo
Declarations and Diagnostics: Mental Health Tweets and Our Perceptions of Twitter

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Gabi Schaffzin
Using technology in off-label, unintended ways can have more impact on society than what designers and developers originally had in mind for their creations.
Victoria O’Meara
“Weapons of the Chic”: Instagram Influencer Comment Pods as Co-operative Algorithm Hacking
Roopa Vasudevan
Embracing the Noise: Public Opinion, Twitter, and the 2016 Election
Joseph Meyer
Bomb dot Com: Review Bombing as Reactionary Consumer Activism
Ali Raj
How Pakistan’s biggest CD empire came crashing to the ground

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Damien Williams
What it means to exist with technology, and what it means to exist as technology
Emma Stamm
Robin Zebrowski
Johnathan Flowers

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James Hodges
Jeff Appel
Claire Leibowicz
Sara Reinis

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Rob Horning
Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
Gwera Kiwana
Zach Kaiser

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Moira Weigel
Tim Hwang
Sabeel Rahman
Natasha Lennard

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Jeremy Antley
Digitality hasn’t obviated geography as was anticipated; it has made geopolitical boundaries simultaneously more visible and more intensely monitored. Sometimes technology even makes visible border practices that states intend to be invisible.
Anne Jonas
Embedding Inequality: The Implications of Regional Blocking in Web Services
Matthew Sekellick
Hot Hot Heats: Strava’s Global Heatmap and (the Aesthetics of) the Corporate Subject
Jan Rydzak
Disconnected: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Network Disruptions
Jasmine Vallve
Cross-Border Solidarities of Racialized Violence and Surveillance

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Tanya Lokot
Digital media has taken on a structuring role in more and more of our lives, including participation in civic life. The role of citizen is now deeply entwined with digital platforms’ interests and affordances.
Amrita Sengupta
Collective Identity in Digital Spheres: Feminist movements and struggles for public spaces
Anastasis Germanidis
Sybil Society
Colin Kielty
Analog Analogies to Digital Citizenship: “Nodality” Online and Off
Kaveh Azarhoosh
Uberization of jobs and decline of deliberative democracies in Western European Democracies

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Anna Jobin
Technology is often sold as labor-saving, but often it doesn’t reduce work but shift it, presenting new problems for how wealth is distributied and value is conceived.
Emily Hund
Social media and the industrialization of influence
Grayson Earle
Socialism on the Blockchain
Nina Pohler
From Bitcoins Anarcho-Capitalism to the Commons of Smart Cash: Political Philosophy in Cryptocurrency Governance
Sinan Liu
The Life of Bucky Barnes – Slash Fandom on Social Media

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Joelle Woodson
The graphic user interface mainstreamed computers; is there an audio equivalent? How do we conceptualize our changing relationship to sound in a life lived with technology?
Jacob Kramer-Duffield
Towards a Political Economy of Podcasting
Margot Hanley
Alexa, Please: Emerging Interaction Rules Between People and Voice-Assistants
Rob Arcand
Stack Music: Algorithmic Aesthetics in an Age of Big Data
Jack Webster
Taste in the Digital Age: How are Music Streaming Services Shaping the Relationship between Taste, Consumption and Class Identity?

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Joelle Woodson.Moderator
Britney Gil
No tech platform can solve how communication and emotions are fraught with contradiction and confusion. As machines start to speak the language of affect, these contradictions may only intensify.
Jacqueline Feldman
AI and Affective Labor: an inquiry into how easily bots can fake it
Erin Gordon
Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self
Amber Westerholm-Smyth
Consumers of our own grief? Exploring the commoditisation of grief following terrorist attacks on social media platforms.
Tim Cowlishaw
A Digital Dérive: Situationist strategies for reclaiming digital public space.

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  • joly 5:14 am on 09/22/2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Today is #OneWebDay 2017 w/ theme #OpenThe Pipes for #CommunityNetworks 

    OneWebDayToday Sep 22 2017, is the 12th annual One Web Day. Founded in 2006 by Susan Crawford One Web Day is a counterpart to Earth Day on April 22, with a focus on celebrating and sustaining a fully connected planet. Every year there is a theme, and the 2017 theme is “Open The Pipes“, in recognition of the need for cheap and accessible backhaul for Community Networks. The highlighted video is a section of Kathy Brown‘s speech at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai earlier in the year.

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  • joly 1:29 am on 03/02/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO – F2C: Freedom to Connect 2015 @f2c2015 @InternetSociety 

    F2C: Freedom to Connect 2015On Monday/Tuesday March 2-3 2015 the F2C:Freedom to Connect conference was held at Civic Hall in NYC. F2C is an exploration of the technology, economics and politics of the Internet and a celebration of its bottom-up, innovative, democracy-enhancing, life-affirming properties. Speakers included: Andrew Rasiej, Micah Sifry, Cayden Mak, Susan Crawford, Eben Moglen, David P Reed, Dan Geer, Molly Crabapple, Chris Ritzo, Hilary Mason, Lani Cossette, Aaron Wright, Nick Grossman, Matthew L Jones, Marcy Wheeler, Trevor Timm, Bruce Schneier,​  Dan Gillmor, Cory Doctorow, Milo Medin , Elliot Noss, Joanne Hovis, Chris Mitchell, Hannah Sassaman, Jim Baller, Tim Wu, Gigi Sohn, Harold Feld, Margaret Flowers, Evan Greer, Sarah Morris, Rashad Robinson, Michal Rosenn, David Segal, Joseph Torres, Matt Wood, Kevin Zeese, Tim Karr & Zephyr Teachout.

    Founder, organizer and moderator is David Isenberg. The event, which was sold out, was webcast live by the Internet Society’s North America Bureau. Video is below..

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    Twitter: @f2c2015
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  • joly 3:26 am on 11/11/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Obama statement supporting #NetNeutrality @WhiteHouse 

    On November 10 2014 President Obama issued a statement of support for net neutrality, invoking four “bright line” rules: No blocking; No throttling; Increased transparency; and No paid prioritization. Later in the day Senior Advisor for Technology and Economic Policy David Edelman did a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the statement. Video of Obama’s comments about his statement is below. It has English closed captions.

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    Twitter: #netneutrality

  • joly 8:03 pm on 10/26/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Next Century Cities Official Launch #NCCLaunch @NextCentCit 

    NCC logoOctober 20th 2014 marked the official launch of Next Century Cities a new, city-to-city collaboration that supports community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet. The event included a video keynote from FCC Chair Tom Wheeler, a panel of city leaders moderated by Susan Crawford, and another of city tech officers. Audio/video is below.

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    Twitter: #NCCLaunch

  • joly 1:06 pm on 03/17/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , data & society, information law institute, , nyu law   

    WEBCAST TODAY: Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions Of #BigData @data_society @nyulaw @whitehouseostp @zephoria #datasociety 

    Data & Society Today, Monday March 17 2014, at 5.30pm EDT, the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and New York University’s Information Law Institute will be co-hosting a public event entitled The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data.” at NYU Law School. The purpose of this event, organized by danah boyd, is to convene key stakeholders and thought leaders from across academia, government, industry, and civil society to examine the social, cultural, and ethical implications of “big data,” with an eye to both the challenges and opportunities presented by the phenomenon. Speakers include danah boyd, Kate Crawford (Microsoft Research and MIT), Steven Hodas (NYC Department of Education), Alondra Nelson (Columbia University), and Shamina Singh (MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth). Anil Dash (ThinkUp / Activate) will moderate the panel. The event will be webcast live.

    What: The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data.”
    Where: NYU School of Law, NYC
    When: Monday March 17 2014 5.30pm EDT | 2115 UTC
    Twitter: #bigdata | #datasociety | #bigdataprivacy

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