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Wer den diesjährigen Daten.Netz.Politik Event “Brandung 2.0″ versäumt hat, kann alle Beiträge hier nachlesen & nachsehen!

Im November findet die Jahrestagung der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Computervermittelte Kommunikation in Wien statt. Thema sind die digitalen Methoden der Internetforschung: Innovative Ansätze zur Analyse öffentlicher Kommunikation im Internet.

Der Call for Papers und weitere Informationen finden sich auf der Tagungsseite.

Eine Randnotiz: Von 12. bis 15. Juni 2013 findet in Wien die Konferenz „Shared Digital Futures” statt. Das Programm verspricht Hochkarätiges. Unter anderem sprechen die international renommierten Forscher Michel Bauwens und Trebor Schulz. Vollständiges Programm [PDF]

Die Ausschreibung zum Summer Doctoral Programme des Oxford Internet Institute ist seit ein einigen Tagen veröffentlicht. Bewerbungen sind bis 21. Februar 2011 möglich, bevorzugt werden WissenschaftlerInnen, die mit ihren Dissertationen bereits weit fortgeschritten sind.
Das Summer Doctoral Programme findet alle zwei Jahre in Oxford statt, in den geraden Jahren wird der Kurs außerhalb von Großbritannien abgehalten. Bisherige Veranstaltungsorte waren Brisbane, Cambridge und Peking.

Preparations have already started for the upcoming conference “Media Places”, that will take place at the HUMlab, Umeå University/ Sweden, 9-11 December 2010. Within the broader context of what has been labeled the “Digital Humanities” this conferences aims to investigate the interplay between media, technology and location. “A basic premise is that the social, cultural and spatial are deeply embedded, and that space is constantly structured and produced by those of who occupy it”, as may be read on the conference website. To approach phenomena at the intersection of media, technology and place the conference brings together cultural historians, architects, screen researchers, art and creative directors from digital media production industry, visualization experts, design researchers, sociologists, gender researchers, and game industry representatives. This broad range of scholars with different backgrounds shows the interdisciplinary dimension of topics the growing field of Digital Humanities deals with.

Details on the program and international guests from top-class institutions in the field of Digital Humanities may be found here. I’m already looking forward to an exciting three-day conference in the far north of Sweden ;)

Check out my review of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference on my blog. The conference took place in Gotheburg, 21-23 October. The review is not supposed to be a full review (6 parallel sessions are hard to follow simultaneously!). Rather, it’s very much biased by my interest in search engines and knowledge production, as well as my HUMlab affiliation. Unfortunately I didn’t hear Axel’s talk, sorry for that! Anyway, it’s worth reading I hope!

If you’re interested in search engine politics, civil society and digital future/s you may read this blog post on the SuMa conference, that took place in Berlin last week.

Enjoy & let me know what you think! :)

Am kommenden Wochenende (24.-26.9.) findet in Leipzig die Konferenz Wikipedia – Ein Kritischer Standpunkt statt. „Ziel der Konferenz ist es, Wikipedia-ForscherInnen, KritikerInnen und Community-MitgliederInnen für eine produktive, interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung mit dem Mainstream-Wissensmedium Wikipedia zusammenzubringen“, so die VeranstalterInnen. Nachdem ich bereits bei der Vorläufer-Konferenz in Amsterdam einige interessante Beiträge hören konnte, freue ich mich nun darauf, viele Wikipedia-ForscherInnen aus der deutschsprachigen Community persönlich zu treffen und auch selbst einen kleinen Beitrag zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Wikipedia leisten zu dürfen. (Zum Thema siehe auch dieser Blog-Beitrag).

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub <>  at University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.

The second conference will be held between March 3-5, 2011 at the Hilton Long Beach Conference and Meeting Center in Long Beach, California. The theme will be “Designing Learning Futures”. The Conference Chair will be Katie Salen. The conference committee includes Kimberly Austin, danah boyd, Sheryl Grant, Mark Surman, Trebor Scholz and S. Craig Watkins. Keynote presentations will be given by Alice Taylor and Muki Hansteen-Izora. We are also planning a book exhibit and technology demos.

To stay up-to-date on the conference, please check our website, follow #DML2011 on twitter and/or join the Digital Media and Learning mailing list See also Katie Salen’s announcement on DMLcentral

call for proposals: designing learning futures

Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
Nov 12-14, 2010

A renewed emphasis on participatory forms of digitally-mediated production is transforming our social landscape. ‘Making’ has become the dominant metaphor for a variety of digital and digitally-mediated practices. The web is exploding with independently produced digital ‘content’ such as video diaries, conversations, stories, software, music, video games—all of which are further transformed and morphed by “modders,” “hackers,” artists and activists who redeploy and repurpose corporately-produced content. Equally, communities of self-organized crafters, hackers, and enthusiasts are increasingly to be found online exchanging sewing and knitting patterns, technical guides, circuit layouts, detailed electronics tutorials and other forms of instruction and support. Many of these individuals and collaborators understand their work to be socially interventionist. Through practices of design, development, and exchange they challenge traditional divides between production and consumption and to redress the power differentials built into technologically-mediated societies.