AoIR16: Day 1, part 2. Responsive policies and the feminist illuminati

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

Theorizing the Web Day 2: here comes every body + h8 + lockscreen + algorithms + technologies and pathologies

The second day of Theorizing the Web was as intense as the first, and many of the presentations discussed potentially-distressing issues, including anti-fat prejudice, online harassment and abuse, police violence against people of colour, suicide, and transmisogyny. This post will only give a short overview of the presentations (and conversations) that happened. My notes from … Continue reading Theorizing the Web Day 2: here comes every body + h8 + lockscreen + algorithms + technologies and pathologies