Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners to think conceptually and critically about the interrelationships between the Web and society. We deeply value public engagement, and consider insights from academics, non-academics, and non-“tech theorists” alike to be equally valuable.

TtW lives on this year as the TtW Presents video series.

The #TtWP planning committee can be found here.

Site design by Imp Kerr. Built by Gabi Schaffzin.

We’ve recently moved our archives, which contain speaker lists and schedules, to our new site. You can find the archived sites for each conference year by scrolling down on the homepage.

Here’s some photos from previous TtWs:




Photos by Aaron Thompson


The Basics

Who runs this thing?

The Theorizing the Web conference and the TtW Presents discussion series are both put together by the TtW Organizing Committee in conjunction with our host institution, the Museum for the Moving Image. You can learn more about the TtW Organizing Committee on our participants page, and about MoMI here.

Where is TtW taking place?

Theorizing the Web has been hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image since 2016. MoMI is in the neighborhood of Astoria, in the borough of Queens, in the city of New York, in the state of New York, in the United States of America, on planet Earth in the Sol system.

Do you have a hashtag?

Do people still use those things? For the TtW Presents series, let’s go with #TtWP.  


anti-harassment statement

In the spirit of being both proactive and inclusive, it is important that we communicate the Organizing Committee’s commitment to providing a harassment-free space for participants of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, body sizes, and beliefs. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. We ask you, as participants, to be mindful of how you interact with others—and to remember that harassment isn’t about what you intend, but about how your words or actions are received.

In keeping with a central theme of Theorizing the Web, we also want to remind you that what is said online is just as “real” as what is said verbally.

By attending Theorizing the Web, you agree to maintain and support our conference as a harassment-free space. If you feel that someone has harassed you or otherwise treated you inappropriately, or you feel you have witnessed inappropriate or harassing behavior, please alert any member of the Organizing Committee (identifiable by our committee pins; you can also find photos of all Committee members on our “Participants” page). If an attendee engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any lawful action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the conference. We welcome your feedback, and we thank you for working with us to make this a safe, enjoyable, and welcoming experience for everyone who participates.

note: this statement has been revised in line with the helpful feedback [here and here] in the notes below. thanks! 🙂