A call for paper proposals is now available for the 2014 edition of the Theorizing the Web conference, to be held in Brooklyn, NY April 25-26, 2014. Abstracts of proposals are due by January 19th, 2014.
We invite you to propose a presentation for the fourth annual Theorizing the Web, which—by popular demand—is now a two-day event. Theorizing the Web is both inter- and non-disciplinary, as we consider insights from academics, non-academics, and non-“tech theorists” alike to be equally valuable in conceptualizing the Web and its relation to the world. In this spirit, we’ve moved the event away from conventional institutional spaces and into a warehouse. We have some plans for how to use this space to help rethink conference norms (and also to have some extra fun with this year’s event).
We are looking for contributions that advance clear theoretical arguments; represent a diverse range of perspectives; embrace accessibility by demystifying jargon rather than using it as a crutch; and which, importantly, appeal to concerns of power, social (in)equality, and justice—themes that will also be emphasized in a keynote panel on race and social media.
A full list of topics and full details on submission guidelines, etc. are available in the full call available on the Theorizing the Web Web site. Please contact the conference organizers if you have any questions. Good luck to all who submit!