Announcing “All Things in Moderation,” Dec. 6-7, 2017 at UCLA

It’s my great pleasure to announce the following event and related CFP. On December 6-7 2017, UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, welcomes participants to a two-day conference on commercial content moderation (CCM) of user-generated social media material. At All Things in Moderation: The People,… Continue reading Announcing “All Things in Moderation,” Dec. 6-7, 2017 at UCLA

CAPAL 2015: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice Keynote Speaker

I am pleased and honored to announce that I have been asked to serve as one of two keynote speakers at the 2015 Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians' annual meeting, to be held in Ottawa, ON May 31-June 2, 2015. The call for papers for this exciting event, whose timely theme is "Academic Librarianship and… Continue reading CAPAL 2015: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice Keynote Speaker

Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades [#dl14]

The third in a series of conferences focused on digital labor will take place from November 14-16 in New York City. The event is open to to all and registration is free. Trebor Scholz, the visionary behind the series, shared the following words about his hopes for this fall's conference, which I have reprinted below. My… Continue reading Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades [#dl14]

IAMCR 13 in Dublin – A Report from Our Panel

It's been a whirlwind of a week in Dublin, Ireland, as I've been visiting with colleagues and participating in IAMCR13. The conference has been time well spent, with a critical mass of critical media and communications scholars assembled in one place to talk about very real issues. At the fore has been that of continued… Continue reading IAMCR 13 in Dublin – A Report from Our Panel

IAMCR Dublin

Just a brief note to share that my colleagues Miriam Sweeney, of GSLIS, Ergin Bulut, of the ICR, and I have had our panel proposal accepted for IAMCR 2013 Dublin, to be held June 25-29th at Dublin City College. This year's conference theme is "Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders," and had… Continue reading IAMCR Dublin

4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012

I'm back in Sweden, this time in Uppsala, on the campus of the university of the same name, to attend the 4th meeting of ICTs and Society. Convened by Christian Fuchs and colleagues, this fascinating lineup features timely discussions of, among other things, global capitalism, information and knowledge labor/labor in ICT, organization, theories of "the… Continue reading 4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012

“Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: The Feminism in LIS Unconference” at UW-M – and Why We Desperately Need It

This Friday, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS), along with co-conveners School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), UW-Madison, and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will come together to present, "Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: Feminism in LIS,"… Continue reading “Out of the Attic and into the Stacks: The Feminism in LIS Unconference” at UW-M – and Why We Desperately Need It

HASTAC V, Dec 1-3, Ann Arbor, MI

2011-2012 marks my third year participating in the HASTAC program, an international collaboratory of scholars who meet primarily online to discuss issues of new media, teaching and learning in all of the breadth and depth implied.  As such, the opportunity to meet people from across the world with whom one has interacted is to be… Continue reading HASTAC V, Dec 1-3, Ann Arbor, MI

From AoIR 12: Cheeseheads, Rise Up!

I'm in Seattle right now, enjoying the great ambiance that is the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). This is my third year at AoIR (the conference is in its 12th), and it's always a pleasure to come to this conference, both for the people and for the insightful and exciting research… Continue reading From AoIR 12: Cheeseheads, Rise Up!