Digital Unmasking: the Ethical Issue of Crowd Surveillance Mathias Klang, University of Massachusetts Boston [This talk opened, rather jarringly, with a quotation from a guy who recently left ToR after multiple accusations of long-term predatory behaviour. I admit that this unsettled me substantially and probably didn't help with my note-taking.] Is there a right to … Continue reading AoIR2016: Activism
The Creating Knowledge session opened with Julian Unkel and Alexander Haas' work on 'Credibility and Search Engines. The Effects of Source Reputation, Neutrality and Social Recommendations on the Selection of Search Engine Results.' Using a model of search engine results they added different credibility cues, including markers of the reputation of the source, neutrality of … Continue reading AoIR16 Day 3: Creating Knowledge and Design
Presenting on the panel Anna Lauren Hoffman put together, Imagining Social Justice through the Internet and Beyond, was a great way to start the day! Stine Eckert opened with 'The haphazard democratic potential of social media', discussing her research with women blogging in the US and Europe. While she draws on public sphere theory, at … Continue reading AoIR16 Day 2: Imagining social justice, Connecting research and activism, and Theorizing Internet Governance
The Responsive Policies session began with Nathan Fisk's work on 'Vile pornography, sexual miscreants, and electronic stalkers: policy discourse of youth internet safety'. Fisk argued that we are in a general mode of crisis, in which we're seeing a transition from ways of controlling society that are focused on segmented, regimented space and time (the … Continue reading AoIR16: Day 1, part 2. Responsive policies and the feminist illuminati
micha cárdenas' plenary, Trans of colour poetics: imagining futures of survival, began with the room collaboratively playing redshift & portal. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking game, and I was a little surprised by how affecting the collective experience was ("What do you mean leave? NO! STAY AND HELP!"). cárdenas used this as a way of exploring … Continue reading AoIR16: Day 1, part 1. Stitching Poetics and #BlackLivesMatter.