IR13 plenaries: Queercore, caravans, and porn

It was refreshing to begin the conference with plenary speakers bringing excellent feminist and queer analysis to bear on Internet Studies. Mary Gray, Larissa Hjorth, and Susanna Paasonen all posed challenges to the dominant focuses of Internet Studies. Gray questioned technology- (and particularly device-) centred approaches, and the accompanying focus on 'big data'. (I've also … Continue reading IR13 plenaries: Queercore, caravans, and porn