Friday 15 April

12:30PM–1:45PM Session 1

Studio A #a1

(In)visibility is a Trap

.Moderator
Erhardt Graeff
Ingrid Burrington
The Internet of Cops: A Political Economy of Networked Policing
T Walpole
Photography, power and context: protest photography, stealing selfies and why cops are never on camera

co-authored by Luke Stark
Policing the Futures: Algorithms, Embodiment and Racial Capitalism under the Domain Awareness System®
Studio B #b1

The Feel World

.Moderator
Joanne McNeil
Hannah Barton
In-jokes on the internet: an interpretation of memes as online vernacular discourse

When Worlds Collide: Tumblr, Reddit, and the Convergence of Online Spaces
Samantha Shorey
All The Feels: Expressing the Personal/Political on the Tumblr Platform
Emma Velez
Intimate Publics and Ephemerality, Snapchat: A Case Study
Studio C #c1

Cache Flow

.Moderator
McKenzie Wark
Zac Zimmer
Bitcoin and Potosí Silver: Historical Perspectives on Cryptocurrency
Trebor Scholz
Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy
Andrea Hunter
Crowdfunding, Crackstarter and Changing Journalistic Norms
Reuben Binns
Is selling your own data the answer to our privacy concerns?

2:00PM–3:15PM Session 2

Studio A #a2

Watched Out

.Moderator
Tara Das
.Participants
Clara Berridge, , Benjamin Grosser,
Clara Berridge
Breathing room in monitored space? Privacy in the passive monitoring of older adults

Paranoia and Contemporary Surveillance
Benjamin Grosser
Privacy Through Visibility: Disrupting NSA Surveillance With Algorithmically Generated 'Scary' Stories

Legibility Projects and Illegibility Strategies in the Digital World
Studio B #b2

Writers’ Block

.Moderator
Deanna Havas
Megan Bigelow
Hello World: Scribblings from the Top/All Collective
Paul Soulellis
Performing Publishing: Infrathin Tales from the Printed Web
Zara Dinnen
Alyssa Milano’s Hacktavist and other hacker super stories
Milena Popova
Between the kiss and the morning after: the role of online erotic fanfiction in the cultural (re)construction of consent
Studio C #c2

Code Queering

.Moderator
Molly Sauter

Viral Martyrs: Gender identity, race and the digital construction of victimhood
Max Thornton
Cyborg Selves In Transgender Communities Online
Dorothy Howard
Gynoids and Geminoid: Falling in Love With Machines
Fuck Theory
Fucking Privacy: Reflections on the Past and Future of Digital Sexual Culture

3:30PM–4:45PM Session 3

Studio A #a3

Racial Standpoints

.Moderator
Mary Grace Lao
Kyra Gaunt
The Bottomlines Project: YouTube, Segregation and Black Girls' Digital 'Net Worth (or Framing 175 Years of Broadcasting While You Twerk)
Julia Michiko Hori
Reclining in the Archive: Mass Tourism, TripAdvisor®, and the Jamaican Great House Museum
Louis Philippe Römer
Facebook Demons, Online Carnivalesque, and Trickster Prostitutes: Caribbean Visions of Digital Dystopia
Mikhel Proulx
Digital Natives: Indigenous Cultures on the Early Web
Studio B #b3

Multiple Displays: Postures and Poses

.Moderator
Numi Prasarn
Whitney Mallett
Dress Codes: Thinking about Luxury and Privacy in a Post-Wearables World
Elizabeth Wissinger
Wearing Our Hearts on Our Sleeves: Wearable Tech and the Future of Digital Human Interface
Brooke Duffy
Social Media’s Reliance on Aspirational Labor
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Real Women Post Curves: Social Media and the Therapeutic Narrative of Beauty
Studio C #c3

Version 1.0

.Moderator
Sophia Drakopoulou
Geoff Shullenberger
The Birth of the Algorithmic Author
Annie Rudd
Victorians Living in Public: Photography as Social Media in the 1860s
Patrick Davison
On the American Chain Letter as Forgotten Precursor to Social Media
Gal Beckerman
Forget Facebook, Bring Back Samizdat

6:00PM–7:15PM Session 4

Studio A #a4

Invited Panel | Under Its Spell: Magic, Machines, and Metaphors

.Moderator
Melissa Gira Grant
Studio B #b4

: Photography and Visual Cultures

.Moderator
Benjamen Walker
Brian Creech
Technology, power, and representation: Interrogating the cell phone camera
Molly Crabapple
Photography and The Cached Self
Oliver David
Conspiracy Theory 2.0: Photographic Practices in Conspiracy Theories following the Boston Marathon Bombing
Pamela Liou
Face In Extremis
Annamarie O’Brien
Nofilter: Text Messages, Subjectivity, and the Indexical Role of Screenshots

7:30PM–8:45PM Keynote Panel 1

Studio A #k1

Music and the Web

.Moderator
Sasha Geffen

 

9:00PM Unorganized Social

Saturday 16 April

11:00AM Doors Open

12:30PM–1:45PM Session 5

Studio A #a5

The Truth is Out There

.Moderator
Michael Connor
Kamala Sankaram
On the Internet and the Third Orality: How the Internet is changing the way we comprehend.
Timothy Recuber
The Postman Keeps Ringing: Reconsidering the Problem of Information and Action in the Online Age
Chris Speed
Towards a 'Moral Economy of Copyright Infringement': Academic Paywalls, Freedom of Information, and The Case of pdftribute
Emily Ming Yao
No Pic No Proof, or Image, Testimony and Truth-telling in the Era of the Networked Lens
Studio B #b5

Here Comes Every Body

.Moderator
Dorothy Santos
Apryl Williams
Fat People of Color: Creating counter-narratives online
Legacy Russell
Elsewhere, After the Flood: Glitch Feminism and the Genesis of Glitch Body Politic
Emily Bick
Virtual agents: enforcing gender
Mariam Naziripour
Craft of Beauty: Makeup after the Internet
Studio C #c5

Missed Connections

.Moderator
Ellen Foster
Jason Farman
Material Realities of Mobile Internet Culture: Production, Consumption, and E-Waste
An Xiao Mina
Like Water From a Well: Breaking Down the Connectivity Binary for the Next Billion Internet Users
tante (Jürgen Geuter)
Emerging social rules happening while using the tool 'wrong' - Dark Twitter
Shawna Finnegan
(Dis)connected: exploring the impact of networked shame

2:00PM–3:15PM Session 6

Studio A #a6

Protocol Me Maybe

.Moderator
Sands Fish
Emma Stamm
Wait, What?: Interface Hacks as Awareness-Raising Tools
Daniel Luxemburg
The Politics of Programming Paradigms: Comparing Functional and Object-Oriented Coding Practices
Burcu Baykurt
The Politics of Speeding Up: Imagining Hyper-Futures in a Gigabit City
Angela VandenBroek
Aligned Anxieties: Rethinking Critiques of the Internet through the Anxieties of Web Professionals
Studio B #b6

h8

.Moderator
Amanda Hess
Alison Annunziata
Love and Terror in the Digital Age
Caroline Sinders
Twitter Has a UX Problem
Thomas Rousse
Crowdsourcing Justice? The Peer Production of Moral Judgment in Online Communities
Sky Croeser
Online governance without liberal theory
Studio C #c6

Invited Panel | Meme, Medium, Mode

.Participants
Jason Eppink, ,
Jason Eppink
A brief history of the GIF (so far)

co-authored by
It's supposed to look like shit: The Internet Ugly Aesthetic

3:30PM–4:45PM Session 7

Studio A #a7

Living with Algorithms

.Moderator
Solon Barocas
The Alterity of Algorithms
Daniel Rourke
Synthetic Subjects
Natalie Kane
Ghost Stories: Haunted by Algorithms
Nick Seaver
Traps: Algorithms and the Anthropology of Technology
Studio B #b7

Creating Normal: On Diversity of Ability

.Moderator
Sean Gray
.Participants
Kevin Gotkin, ,
Kevin Gotkin
Crip/Glitch: Disability and Mediation

co-authored by
Techno-Autism: Confronting the Ableist Ideals in Media Criticism
Studio C #c7

Lockscreen: Control and Resistance

.Moderator
Joel Penney
Harry Halpin
Only Cryptography Can Save Us: The Next Hundred 'Twitter Revolutions'
Ted Perlmutter
From TwitterRevolution to Mediated Publics
Raven Rakia
Beyond The Frame: the anti-police movement's dependency on visual images

4:45PM–6:00PM Food / Social Break

6:00PM–7:15PM Keynote Panel 2

Studio A #k2

Algorithms as Social Control

.Moderator
Jason Wilson

9:00PM–12:00AM Afterparty at the Verso Loft