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Digitized global mobilities’ The role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis

3- 4 June, 2019, Utrecht University 

Digitization and the use of social media has dramatically changed most aspects of our everyday practices, perceptions and cause severe changes in Human Mobility (Innes, 2016, Gray, 2018). While the importance and effects of technological innovations in social science research has been increasingly recognized, the role of new technologies and how these shapes the security of people on the move is still limited in scope.

This international event of UGlobe seeks to address questions on the digital features of forced mobility, how technology shapes the approaches of migrant’ security, particularly the unintended effects of digitization and social media use.

This event aims to bring together multiple stakeholders: NGO representatives, social workers, media representatives (e.g. Dutch Refugee Council, Dutch Association for Migration Research, European institutions, IOM, UNHCR) and academics.…

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Modes of Hitchhiking in Russia

 Francisco Martínez (EHI, Tallinn University)

– Palm down or thumb up: the fare depends on the gesture you do by the road.

– In Russia, even Lenin seems to hitchhike, standing with a hand in his pocket and the other pointing up towards the future.

Foto 1- Terje Toomistu haciendo auto-stop en Rusia

Fig 1. Terje, the walk between rides. Hitchhiking in Russia.

Hitchhiking is a way of travelling by charity, a sort of begging tourism. This practice of mobility is gaining popularity in Russia, paralleled to the disappearance of traditional ways of travelling cheap in the country.

There are indeed multiple modes of hitchhiking in Russia and not all of them legal. We can of course find the traditional one, idealised by the ‘Beat Generation’ and the ‘Hippies’.

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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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Culture Works

Reflections on Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas (NYU Press 2012),

Arlene Davila, NYU Anthropology

Each book has an ethos, and a lot of my work has been led by a critical angst on the mainstreaming of Latino culture, which is also reflected in Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas just published by NYU Press.  Yet in hindsight, Culture Works is mostly informed by the love, admiration and appreciation for creative workers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with for years, especially the locally-based, community-identified and informally generated creative work and workers I encountered in Puerto Rico, Latin@ New York and Buenos Aires, who are working with great difficulty in challenging times.  …

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Mapping Mobilities Exhibition, Vienna 6 June – 7 July 2012

“Cartography is the signifying practice of both location and identity, a mode of writing through which we can uncover a set of general laws. Much of the argument I am making regarding the un-mapping, re-mapping and counter-cartographies to be found within contemporary art practices revolves around the structures and signifying systems by which knowledge is organised and conveyed.”

Irit Rogoff, Terra Infirma, Geography’s Visual Culture, p. 73

The exhibition Mapping Mobilities presents six international artists who develop new and experimental approaches to mapping to explore questions around mobility, displacement and migration. Using film, installation, print and audio Gulnara Kasmalieva/Muratbek Djumaliev, Esther Polak/Ivar van Bekkum and Michael Hieslmair/Michael Zinganel blur the boundaries between art and scientific mapping to challenge the authority of official maps and their role in the nexus of power knowledge.…

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