Theorizing the Web 2015 Deadline: January 18


Theorizing the Web 2015
April 17–18 in New York City

Venue: the future home of the International Center of Photography, in Lower Manhattan

Abstract submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), January 18, 2015

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Verso is proud to co-sponsor this year of Theorizing the Web, which, in its fifth year has an impressive track record of bringing together leading academics, activists, journalists, technologists, authors, artists, and more for one of the most influential conferences on techology today. 

Theorizing the Web seeks contributions from a diverse range of perspectives that advance clear theoretical arguments; embrace accessibility by demystifying jargon rather than using it as a crutch; and engage with concerns of asymmetrical power, social inequality, and justice. Some specific topics we’re looking for include (but are not limited to):

  • Race, racism, ethnicity
  • Sex, sex work, sexuality
  • Gender
  • Mental health, illness, diversity
  • The non-Western Web, empire, globalization
  • Social movements, protest technologies, revolution
  • Embodiment, cyborgism, post-humanism
  • Wearables, implants
  • The self, subjectivity, identity
  • Privacy, publicity, visibility
  • Surveillance, cop-cams, drones
  • Bots, makers, 3-D printing
  • Capitalism, rationalization, exploitation, Silicon Valley
  • “Sharing” economies, crowdfunding, crypto-currencies
  • Hate, harassment, trolling
  • Design, code, infrastructure
  • Big Data, algorithms, filters
  • Hacking, leaking, doxing
  • Journalism, education, knowledge
  • Virality, metrics, memes, fame, celebrity, the attention economy
  • Photography, video, livestreaming, GIFs
  • Music, sound, the music industry
  • Literature, speculative fiction, sci-fi
  • Games, gamification, game culture
  • Intersections of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, disability, and other forms of inequality (taken separately or woven into any of the above)

The TtW15 selection committee will blindly review all submissions, and we expect selection to be competitive. (We were able to accept around a third of submissions for TtW14.)

Submissions are due by 11:59 EST on January 18, 2015, and the submission form is located at:

Learn more here

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