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CFP: Ethnographic Apps/ Apps as Ethnography (AAA 2015)

Ethnographic Apps/ Apps as Ethnography: Exploring Possibilities for a Locative, Multimedia and Collaborative Future.
A Panel Proposal for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Meetings, November 2015

Panel Organizers: Sam Collins (Towson) and Matthew Durington (Towson)

We find it curious that anthropologists have paid relatively little attention to apps.  Yes, there are certainly apps that help in our ethnographic research, as well as apps that have long been utilized by artists, folklorists, community activists and many others to encourage people to “read” and experience space and place in interesting (and even subversive) ways.  But what about apps as part of our research, as, in other words, a form of ethnographic practice?  Apps facilitate embodied ideologies, and they mark the exact point of interpellation where structure and symbol meet practice and bodily hexis.  Apps show how institutions and other powerful agents are trying to structure the meaning of cities by combining mobile media and social media through organizing embodied narrative experiences.  Even when apps reproduce already existing content, they do so by structuring experiences in ways that are illustrative of networked power: the city as a series of connections and disconnections that bring some spaces and meaning together while effectively cutting off vast parts of the city from urban practice.  In other words, apps are technologies of inclusion and exclusion, and following their trail can tell us exactly how things like segregation work in an era of the actor network.…

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CFP: Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies

Pan-American Mobilities Network May 8-13, 2013

Conference website and abstract submission (deadline November 21st): mobilities.ca/pamnet-4/

From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting an international conference sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network in collaboration with the European Cosmobilities Network.…

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CFP: 10 years on: looking forwards in mobile ICT research

ICA Communications and Technology Division                                                                      Mobile Communications 10th Anniversary Pre-Conference Workshop

16th and 17th June 2013
London School of Economics and Political Science
Media and Communications Department

Lead Organisers:
Leslie Haddon (Senior Researcher LSE)
Jane Vincent (Visiting Fellow University of Surrey Digital World Research)

We are pleased to invite papers for the Mobile Communications ICA Pre-Conference Workshop. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Year we also announce the introduction of an Award for the Best Paper. We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you in London in June 2013!…

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Materiality Matters at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference

In October I attended the 13th annual Association of Internet Researchers conference (AoIR or IR13) which was held in Salford, England at the University of Salford in the heart of the new home of the BBC, Media City UK. As a conference, AoIR has always been at the cutting edge scholarship on internet research and digital cultures. This year, the presence of Conference Chair Lori Kendall — author of Hanging Out in a Virtual Pub, one of the very first ethnographies of online communities — significantly shaped conversation by productively highlighting issues of gender and the changing relationship between various dichotomies (real/virtual, online/offline) emerging in everyday practice.

While I was not able to attend all of the sessions (there were up to seven simultaneous tracks on October 19th and 20th!!…

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3-year PhD Scholarship (Understanding Mobile and Social Media in the Pacific) – Deadline 31 October 2012

School of Media and Communication, RMIT University Australia

Application deadline: 31 October 2012

This three-year scholarship is for a PhD candidate will contribute to the fieldwork for an ethnographic study of mobile and social media in 1-2 Pacific countries. S/he will spend at least 12 months over the three years of candidature documenting, archiving and analysing mobile and social communication practices and infrastructure. As a discrete case study, but key component of the comparative study, the PhD candidate will participate in and contribute to a recently funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant “Mobilising Media for Sustainable Outcomes in the Pacific Region” (see below for project summary). They will also become a PhD Member of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre: www.digital-ethnography.net

Eligible candidates will have a BA, BA with Honours or MA/MSC in Communication, Anthropology, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Informatics, Media Studies or other related discipline.…

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CFP: Mobility and Mobile Media in Latin America, Special Issue

Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

Mobility and mobile media in Latin America

Edited by:
Adriana de Souza e Silva (North Carolina State University)
Isabel Froes (IT University of Copenhagen)

Important dates:
Papers must be sent in English by September 10th, 2012. We strongly encourage prospective authors to send papers as soon as possible.

· All papers (7000/11000 words) will undergo a double blind-review process;
· Submissions may be in the form of empirical research studies or theory-building papers;
· For formatting guidelines, please see: www.uk.sagepub.com/msg/conv.htm#HOWTOSUBMITYOURMANUSCRIPT
· Papers must also include:
o Name and a brief biography of the author(s) (50 word) in a separate sheet,
o 150-word abstract, and
o Up to 10 keywords.…

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