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
The paradox of digital material is its ability to disappear: despite a potentially infinite lifetime and no degredation of quality as suffered over time by their analog media counterparts, digital objects are only as good as the ability to find them - to avoid, in essence, digital ephemerality. These are themes that are not unfamiliar… Continue reading The Wisconsin Uprising Archive and the Importance of Digital Media Curation in Resistance
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!
Since February 12th, I have been involved in participating in and documenting the protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill," underway at the State Capitol in Madison, WI. As an academic engaged with issues of both labor as well as critical media scholarship, I have been keenly aware of the peculiar situation of… Continue reading Bodies and Technologies in Resistance: The Wisconsin Union Protests, from the Ground