Friction!

Friction CFP

Here at Notts a  group of researchers, including academics from Geography, Business, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies and Media & Communications, are hosting a conference on the theme of “Friction!”.  We have special workshops (including some CPPE-ers) on evil media; data, digital leaks and political activism; hacklabs, pirate radio and artistic uses of data.  We invited contributors from any disciplinary background seeking to explore

  • Data and ethics
  • Cultural shifts relating to the capture of data
  • The vulnerability of software to hacking and surveillance
  • Resistance to surveillance and data harvesting
  • Activist uses of data, particularly the circulation of leaked material
  • The politics of hacking
  • The exploitation of ambiguity in software design by hackers
  • Activist and everyday contestations of technological developments
  • The sociological and cultural factors required for technologies to ‘work’
  • Everyday and/or activist reappropriations of technology
  • Tensions between new technologies and existing infrastructures

If you would like to participate please see the attached call for papers and get in touch!

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