Theorizing the Web and conferences as technology

Theorizing the Web was an amazing conference: the organisers and volunteers did a great job of finding a diverse mix of speakers and putting together a well-run event with a minimal budget. As my voluminous notes suggest, I came away with a bunch of new ideas and information which I'm sure I'll be processing for … Continue reading Theorizing the Web and conferences as technology

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

Theorizing the Web, Day 1: cache flow & code queering & racial standpoints & magic & music & concrete dust

Theorizing the Web has been fascinating, but a bit of a shock to the system after AdaCamp. TtW is gloriously DIY, which has a lot of benefits: it's particularly great to see an academic(ish) conference that's open to activists and artists, and not hideously expensive to attend. I did miss the efforts AdaCamp went to … Continue reading Theorizing the Web, Day 1: cache flow & code queering & racial standpoints & magic & music & concrete dust