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

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]

FIMS CLA-SLA 2014 Conference: Humans of New Librarianship

Many, many thanks to those wonderful FIMS students who created and participated in the joint CLA-SLA conference today, Humans of New Librarianship. I greatly enjoyed presenting my talk, "Human Traces: Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Digital System" to this group of engaged future leaders of the field. In this talk, I encouraged… Continue reading FIMS CLA-SLA 2014 Conference: Humans of New Librarianship

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

Call for Papers: The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action”, Harvard University, March 4th-6th, 2011

The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action” Sponsored by the David Howe Fund for Business and Economic History at Harvard University. Keynote Speaker: Jackson Lears Discussions of American capitalism often uncritically rely on loaded but abstract terms, from “markets” to “capital.” This conference aims to bring together emerging… Continue reading Call for Papers: The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action”, Harvard University, March 4th-6th, 2011