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Society has been infiltrated by new digital technologies with potentially profound consequences. It makes sense to ask what’s changed? How has it changed? How much? Researchers and companies have gathered enormous amounts of data to ostensibly answer these questions, but the full implications of this data too often go unexplored. The Web is not a new, separate sphere, but part of the same social reality about which critical social theorists have produced several centuries worth of insight. These theories may be profitably used, tweaked, or even abandoned in light of contemporary realities. What previous theoretical tools help us understand these changes? What new theories should be created?

The Theorizing the Web conference seeks to bring together an inter/non-disciplinary group of scholars, journalists, artists, and commentators to theorize the Web. As in the past, we encourage interrogations of power, social inequality, and social justice; intersections of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability will be woven throughout the conference.

Theorizing the Web is now in its third year. The conference began in 2011 and continued in 2012 at the University of Maryland. Keynote and plenary speakers have included danah boyd, Andy Carvin, George Ritzer, Saskia Sassen, and Zeynep Tufekci. We are very grateful for our past sponsors, which include the University Of Maryland Department Of Sociology, the University of Maryland iSchool, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and Stamp, and welcome our new partnership with CUNY’s Just Publics 365 initiative and The New Inquiry



Additional Committee Members


Nathan Jurgenson
PJ Rey

Jessie Daniels
Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land
Jen Jack Gieseking
Matthew K. Gold
Wilneida Negrón
Morgane Richardson
Emily Sherwood

Whitney Erin Boesel
Tyler Crabb
Tanya Lokot
Sarah Wanenchak

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