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‘Media Brain’. Verändern neue Medien und Technologien unser Gehirn?
15. ernst mach forum, mittwoch, 28. april 2010, 18.00 uhr, ÖAW, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien

Die intensive Verwendung neuer Medien bewirkt kontinuierlich Veränderungen in der Funktion des menschlichen Gehirns. Für die Wissensgesellschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts verheißt die multimediale Vernetzung vielfältige Formen der Kommunikation und die Ausbildung neuer Fertigkeiten. Für den Einzelnen könnte diese Entwicklung aber auch Gefahren bergen, wenn sich Wirklichkeitsbezug und Beziehungsfähigkeit dadurch verändern. Sind diese Auswirkungen nur vorübergehend oder ist sogar eine neue Kluft zwischen den digitalen „Medien-Generationen“ zu befürchten? Read the rest of this entry »

4th Vienna Games Conference “Future and Reality of Gaming – F.R.O.G. 2010 – Abstract submission is now open.
Vienna’s annual Games Conference FROG, taking place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September 2010, offers an open and international platform for leading game studies researchers and scholars, game designers, education professionals and gamers from around the world. The main objective of FROG 10 is to explore the relations between gaming, society and culture and to discuss insights into how to think ahead and beyond common limits of theory and practice of game and play. Therefore the Call for abstracts and games focuses on the topic “GAME\\PLAY\\SOCIETY”. FROG 2010 is jointly organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, the City of Vienna, wienXtra, the University of Vienna and the Danube-University Krems.

Abstract submission: 15 May 2010, weitere Infos auf:

Conference on Wikipedia by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, 26-27 March 2010: program

The conference is part of a bigger Research Initiative dealing with Wikipedia: Besides setting up a network for critical Wikipedia research with its own mailing list and organizing two events early 2010 in Bangalore and Amsterdam (to start with), the aim is to gather materials for a Wikipedia Research Reader that will be published in the INC Reader series late 2010

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Tales of the Unexpected: Vision and Reality in Community Informatics; Prato, Italy 27-29 October 2010

We are seeking submissions from academics, practitioners and PhD students for a conference at the Monash University Centre, Prato Italy (near Florence). The Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash, in conjunction with the Community Informatics Research Network, has held many highly successful events since 2003 in Prato, as well as associated workshops over the years, in the UK, France, and Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

IADIS International Conference – ICT, Society and Human Beings 2010
Freiburg, Germany
29 – 31 July 2010


Call for Papers:

A three day symposium to be held at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 25-27 June 2010
From the CfP, Deadline Dec 7:

New media innovations in participatory politics
Democratic politics worldwide are increasingly being conducted and re-configured through the domain of digital communications networks. The socio-technical developments, such as Web 2.0, facilitating these media-saturated public spheres are in little doubt. What is highly contested however is the interpretation of what these profound changes offer for democratic governance in the twenty-first century. At its heart is the recognition that these new media networks are themselves the crucial site for a historical confrontation between opposing political and/or business interests and discourses intent upon forging new forms of social relations.

May 26-28, 2010
University of Pforzheim

GOR 10: Brief portrait

The focus of the General Online Research (GOR) is the discussion of basic research, innovative developments, and practical experiences in the field of online research. Online research covers a) all methods, instruments and theories that are dealing with the collection of data via online networks and b) effects of online applications and technologies on all levels of society. That involves mobile communication as well. The annual GOR conference involves research mainly within the social and behavioral sciences. GOR 10 supports the exchange of knowledge not only in an interdisciplinary way, but also between researchers and practitioners as well as between universities and companies.


Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Editor-in-Chief, American Anthropologist

When: October 15, 2009, 16:00
Where: Konferenzraum, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, 2. Stock

Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love—the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures.

In this talk, Professor Boellstorff draws from his research on this new frontier of human life to discuss how virtual worlds present profound challenges to our understanding of the human. There are indeed ways that virtual worlds represent radically new possibilities for human being. However, just as challenging (and possibly more surprising) is the discovery that virtual worlds show how in some ways humans have always been virtual. As a result, virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself.

April 6 – 9, 2010
University of Vienna

organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
in cooperation with the
International Federation for Systems Research

Cybernetics – “the study of communication and control in the animal and the machine” (N.Wiener) – has recently returned to the forefront, not only in cyberspace and cyberpunk, but, even more important, contributing to the corroboration of various scientific theories. Additionally, an ever increasing number of research areas, including social and economic theories, theoretical biology, ecology, computer science, and robotics draw on ideas from second order cybernetics. Artificial intelligence, evolved directly from cybernetics, has not only technological and economic, but also important social impacts. With a marked trend towards interdisciplinary cooperation and global perspectives, this important role of cybernetics is expected to be further strengthened over the next years.

Since 1972, the biennial European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) have served as a forum for discussion of converging ideas and new aspects of different scientific disciplines. As on previous occasions, a number of sessions providing wide coverage of the rapid developments will be arranged, complemented with daily plenary meetings, where eminent speakers will present latest research results.

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Call der Universität Hannover auf für eine Tagung zur “kritischen Prüfung” der Entwicklungen im Web 2.0 “aus sprach-, medien- und kommunikationswissenschaftlicher Perspektive”. Themen:

  • Vernetzung von Kommunikationsformen
  • Vernetzungen von Modalitäten 
  • Vernetzungen von Individuen

Abstracts bis zum 30. November 2009. >Call