Friday 12 April

10:30AM–NOON ET Doors Open

NOON–1:15PM ET Session 1

Studio A #A1

Internet Connection

Brandon Arroyo
Online mediation has changed the search for sex across the board, reshaping dating, pornography, and sex work, if not sexual identity itself
Danielle Blunt
co-authored by Daly Barnett
co-authored by Melissa Gira Grant
Health Equity in the Age of Shadowbanning and SESTA: how obfuscated infrastructure and systems of content mediation harm whores and everyone.
Jonathan Zong
In Our Own Image: The Autonomy of Artificial Bodies in Synthetic Porn
Indiana Seresin
Men Are Trash: Heteropessimism Online
Anh Vo
Moving the Body with the Moving Image: Online Pornography and Colby Does America
Studio B #B1

Follow, Like, Subscribe

Rita Damiron Tallaj
More than just a collection of people who like the same things, fandoms and audiences build worlds both fictional and social
Diana W. Anselmo
(Not) My House, (Not) My Fire: Community, Vulnerability & Exclusion on Tumblr
Carmen Warner
Saving Gays, Burying Digital Labour: Queer Female Fandom, Culture Industries, and the Politics of Representation
Patricia Ciccone
Sharing Sensations: the ASMR Community and the Socio-Cultural Production of Sensations
Anna Pendergrast
co-authored by Kelly Pendergrast
The revolution starts at home: YouTube and the world’s largest how-to guide
Studio C #C1

Good Hustle

Yana Calou
Emerging workplace technologies impose modes of tracking, evaluating, and measuring that cut against workers’ autonomy and bargaining power
Tim Cowlishaw
#goals: measurement, control and capitalist realism in mediated leisure
Sarah Adams
The Invisible Labor of the Web- Artificial Intelligence is Made Possible by an Undervalued Workforce.
Rafaela Nakano
The revolution that never came: the truck drivers’ strike in Brazil from within a WhatsApp group
Becca Ricks
“Hacking” The Female Body: Self-Tracking and Disciplinary Power

1:30PM–2:45PM ET Session 2

Studio A #A2

Vital Signs

Lori Adelman
What it means to be healthy changes with technological capacities, even as increased amounts of screen time trigger health panics of their own
Neta Alexander
(Don’t) Listen to my Heart: On the Medical Internet of Things
Timothy Recuber
How Real People Ought to Die Online
Skyler Balbus
Screen Time and Sacred Time
Emma Stamm
The Electric Kool-Aid Turing Test: Psychedelics, Phenomenology and Automated Intelligence
Studio B #B2

“Hey Theory”

Lydia Nobbs
Voice assistants like Alexa or Siri simultaneously serve and surveil, while associating authority and servitude with particular identities
Lindsay Weinberg
Marxist Feminism and the Fantasy of Machine Subordination
Catherine Chen
Hold That Task. This Is On.
Cynthia Hua
The Voice in the Machine — Asian Identity and Technology
Julia Foote
co-authored by Anna Beckerman
The Alexa Under Your Bed: Why Your Smart House is Haunted
Studio C #C2

Death Valley

Colin Garvey
As the tech industry proceeds with its boundless aspirations to disrupt and datify more aspects of everyday life, what does that mean for the rest of us and what can we do to stop it?
Rachel Bergmann
#FarmToBrowser: Mozilla making data privacy palatable on Instagram
Brian Justie
Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Ethics
Allie Watson
Go Code, Girl: Rethinking the cultural value of computer code in the Learn to Code movement
Kelly Pendergrast
co-authored by Anna Pendergrast
Smooth Fantasies: Imagining Frictionless Worlds

3:00PM–4:15PM ET Session 3

Studio A #A3

Remote Access

Johnathan Flowers
The distribution of digital connection reflects both imbalances of power and efforts at resistance across local and international relations
Assata Zerai
African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics: The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance
Olga Boichak
co-authored by Jackie Orr
Justice Matters: Racializing Data Colonialism
Joshua Weiss
co-authored by Danny Spitzberg
Slow Internet in Cuba and an Unexpected History of Socialized Technology
Yoehan Oh
Walled Garden Wide Web: A Land-based Settler Colonialist Approach to Non-English Web and Search
Studio B #B3

You Can’t Handle the Post-Truth

Emily Esten
Changes in how we produce and distribute information have sparked a growing anxiety over the nature of “truth” and the means of contesting it.
Maggie MacDonald
Faking it: Fan Expressions and Platform Responses to Deepfakes
Stephanie Monohan
Lights in the Sky: The Social (Media) Life of UFOs
Sun-ha Hong
Smart machines, political disinformers, and the dubious Enlightenment of personal truthmaking
Jared Newman
The Souls of Virtual Folk: Exploring Identity and (Mis)Representation in Virtual Influencers
Studio C #C3

Forward March

Karina Rider
Movements and protests can no longer choose to be online or not. The question now is how to best use online affordances while avoiding common pitfalls
Sohum Pal
Crip Twitter and Utopic Feeling: How Disabled Twitter Activism Reorganizes Feelings
Ana Grouverman
Digital Fringes: Pockets of Radical Thinking on the Internet
Emily Stainkamp
Fighting words: On sex, violence, and recent attempts to regulate digital media
Victoria Gonzalez
Collective Identity and Online Activism: Where is the “we” in Contentious Narratives?

4:15PM–6:00PM ET Break

6:00PM–7:15PM ET Keynote Session 1

Redstone Theater #K1

Fakes and Pains

Amanda Hess
From post-truth to deepfakes, people are decrying a reality torn apart and increasingly difficult to comprehend. Is it all the fault of the internet, or is our epistemic chaos not really so novel?

7:15PM–8:30PM ET Keynote Session 2

Redstone #K2

Sexual Suppression

The increasing repression of sexual content across digital platforms threatens lives and raises important questions about representation, access, safety, and institutionalized discrimination.

Saturday 13 April

12:30PM–2:00PM ET Doors Open

2:00PM–3:15PM ET Session 4

Studio A #A4

Eye to Eye

Louise Ryan
The multiplication of screens has placed an intensifying emphasis on images — their production, consumption, and manipulation — and their capacity to organize the world
Dalia Barghouty
“Glow” Aesthetics: Makeup Highlighters as Temporal Technics
Aarati Akkapeddi
From the Camera to the Computer: Portraiture and the Mechanized Gaze
Sara Reinis
The Intimacy of Algorithms: The Increasing Involvement of Algorithms in our Memory-Making Practices
Verónica Uribe del Aguila
User-generated Content, Citizenship and Censorship: The Visual Economy of Critical Interventions to the Peruvian Nation Brand Logo on the Web
Studio B #B4

Moved Fast, Broke Things

Kelly Steinmetz
Platforms bring people together under conditions that often diverge from established social norms. This presents opportunities for new forms of organization as well as new forms of abuse
Abigail Curlew
DIY Gender Policing: doxxing, digilantism, and transmisogyny
Ted Perlmutter
Gamergate, platform politics and the public sphere
Megan Wacha
Violating Terms: Gender Trouble on Wikimedia Projects

3:30PM–4:45PM ET Session 5

Studio A #A5

Figures of Speech

Apryl Williams
Online networks drive new ways of using language along with new means for configuring community
Hazelle Lerum
co-authored by Runa Archer
Hens, Eggs, and Girlcock: The Slang and Surrealism of Online Transgender Discourse Communities
Juliana Castro V.
Multilingual robots: bad at diversity good at humor
Juniper M
Queering Literature: Both/And in the Creation of a Human Medium
Annie Felix
Race and Reaction GIFs
Studio B #B5

Off Screen

Digitality is not contained on screens; it structures our ways of perceiving and organizes the spaces we inhabit
Yunyi Li
“Make a Life, Not Just a Living”: digital labor, physical space, and the politics of WeWork
Nina Medvedeva
“Make Airbnb Sound like an STD”: Governing Home while Contesting Platform Capitalism
Joshua McWhirter
Extremely Online Architecture
Keli Gabinelli
Eyes and Ears: Home Security, Neighborhood Watch, and Networks of Fear

6:00PM–7:15PM ET Keynote Session 3

Redstone #K3

By the Numbers

Danya Glabau
Our health has been made into intimate and minute data points, now fodder for big business. This panel explores how health data is collected and monetized, and what this means for us all

7:15PM–8:30PM ET Keynote Session 4

Redstone Theater #K4

Ready Worker One

Jeremy Antley
Video games reproduce many of the assumptions and contradictions of capitalism within their simulated worlds. Can games also point toward the better world we need?