This conference brought academics, artists and activists together from around the globe to address inequality and to develop new forms of knowing, thinking and acting together to guide future struggles.
Venue: Museum London, London, Ontario.
Official conference website: http://appsandaffect.blogspot.ca
Conference social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AppsAndAffect; Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/appsandaffect
This conference explored emotional, imaginative, psychological and creative dimensions of one of the most current digital technologies - the app. Apps & Affect investigated the limits, possibilities and risks that arise with the new technological promise: "there's an app for that."
Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Affective Collectivity: App and Drive"
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, "App Echo and App Effect: Sounding Turing's Cathedral"
Alexander Galloway, NYU, "Three Middles: Mediation in Networks"
Ed Keller, The New School for Design, "Post-Planetary Sublime: Science Fiction and Apps"
Patricia Clough, City University of New York, "The Philosophical Carpentry of the App"
Mark Andrejevic, University of Queensland, "Auto-Affect: Technologies of Self-Regulation in the App Economy"
Melissa Greg, Intel Corporation, "Hack Good, or Else"
Conference committee: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Alison Hearn, Chris Keep, Susan Knabe, Svitlana Matviyenko.
Venue: Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway
This conference explored the changes in the research on literacy, literature and reading towards issues relating to the experience of reading. The affective and performative, the bodily and sensual aspects of reading have gained importance along with the cognitive and social perspectives. For this first conference on the reading experience, we invited submissions from researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines. The main requirement was that the work focused on the experience of real readers, past or present, and especially on reading that is done voluntarily for pleasure. This conference put the reader at the center, with the goal of investigating the relationship between readers and texts, between readers and the institutions of reading such as libraries, and between readers and the circumstances, contexts, and outcomes of reading. A collection of selected essays presented at the conference, entitled "Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics" is also available from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Magnus Persson, Malmö University, Sweden
Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, FIMS
Conference committee: Kjell-Ivar Skjerdingstad, Knut Oterholm, Jofrid Smidt, Paulette Rothbauer, Lynne McKechnie, Lucia Cedeira Serantes, Catherine Ross
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Durham Peters, Craig Baird Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa. Dr. Peters is internationally recognized as a preeminent media historian and social theorist. His acclaimed first book, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication, traces broad historical, philosophical, religious, cultural, legal, and technological contexts of the study of communication. His many publications address, among others, the topics of mass communication, free speech, liberalism, media ethics, the information society, and the concept of information itself.
Conference Theme: Change-makers: Innovation in the Information Community. How do you see information changing? What does the future of information look like? What do you think about the direction that information is taking? What is the relationship between information and technology? How is your field responding to these questions? What is your perspective?
Anabel Quan-Haase, FIMS Associate Professor
Kim Martin, FIMS LIS PhD Candidate
Official website: http://www.2012.greatlakesthatcamp.org
Keynote Speaker: Debra Bergoffen, Emerita Professor of Philosophy, George Mason University, and Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy, American University
• Gender and International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
• Gender and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
• Gender, Reparations and Public Apologies
Brandon Hamber (International Conflict Research Institute, the University of Ulster),
Neha Jain (Law, Georgetown),
Jennifer Llewellyn (Law, Dalhousie),
Alice MacLachlan (Philosophy, York University),
Dyan Mazurana (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University)
Valerie Oosterveld (Law, The University of Western Ontario)
Kim Stanton (Law, University of Toronto)
Cheryl Suzack (English, University of Toronto)
Sponsors: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, The Elinor Ratcliffe Fund, The Department of Philosophy, Research Western.
Presented by the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, with support from the Public Humanities Project, the Rogers Chair for Studies in Journalism and New Media Technology, and the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism.
Hosted by: the Digital Labour Group, the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and The University of Western Ontario.
Keynote speakers included:
Ursula Huws, Analytica Research (UK), author of The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World.
Vincent Mosco, Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society, Queen's University, author of The Laboring of Communication: Will Knowledge Workers of the World Unite? (with Catherine McKercher).
The conference on Journalism in a Violent World, held 9-10 February 2008 in London, Ontario, was the inaugural event of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma. The event brought together 120 journalists, health care professionals, media analysts and journalism educators from Canada, the United States and Britain.
Ian Stewart, former West African Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Dr. Anthony Feinstein, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Chris Cramer, former head of CNN International
Giselle Portenier, award-winning documentary filmmaker
Brian Kelly, CBC News cameraman
Kathleen Kenna, former correspondent, Toronto Star
Kevin Newman, anchor, Global National
LRS IV was initiated and sponsored by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association.
LRS IV was hosted by the Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario.