[OKFN-EN] Friction: technology & resistance conference

Laura James laura.james at okfn.org
Tue Feb 18 14:26:29 UTC 2014

Hi all,

This conference may be of interest  - quite a few data / civil&activist
tech themes - the call for papers is open until 1st March (link below).


Call for papers:

> Here at Notts a  group of researchers, including academics from
Geography, Business, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies and Media &
Communications, are hosting a conference on the theme of "Friction!".  We
have special workshops (including some CPPE-ers) on evil media; data,
digital leaks and political activism; hacklabs, pirate radio and artistic
uses of data.
> We invite contributors from any disciplinary background seeking to
> §  Data and ethics
> §  Cultural shifts relating to the capture of data
> §  The vulnerability of software to hacking and surveillance
> §  Resistance to surveillance and data harvesting
> §  Activist uses of data, particularly the circulation of leaked material
> §  The politics of hacking
> §  The exploitation of ambiguity in software design by hackers
> §  Activist and everyday contestations of technological developments
> §  The sociological and cultural factors required for technologies to
> §  Everyday and/or activist reappropriations of technology
> §  Tensions between new technologies and existing infrastructures
> If you would like to participate please see the call for papers and get
in touch!

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