Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds

Aleks Krotoski and I edited this special issue of Learning Media  & Technology on the topic of Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds.  We were both completing our Ph.D. at the time, so it took a bit longer than we thought it would, but it came out great!   This is related to our Learning […]

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Learning Infrastructures in the Social Sciences

http://www.springerlink.com/content/j71744175u47/?p=3f5a0f5dfb6f4525bd4edc98129977d1&pi=0 The final issue of the journal learning inquiry has been published. The topic was Learning Infrastructures in the Social Sciences. The contributions are: Article Introducing learning infrastructures: invisibility, context, and governance Jeremy Hunsinger Article Virtual office hours as cyberinfrastructure: the case study of instant messaging Jeren Balayeva and Anabel Quan-Haase Article Transforming learning infrastructures […]

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Dissertation conferred December 17, 2009; title and abstract below

Constructing a Politics of Knowledge in the Age of the  Internet The politics of knowledge in the age of the internet is concerned with many overlapping elements.  From the reimagining of research in relation to the new infrastructures to the development of new technologies and their social, cultural, ontological, and epistemological implications, here the politics […]

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Internet Research 11.0 – Sustainability, Participation, Action

Call for Papers Internet Research 11.0 – Sustainability, Participation, Action The 11th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) October 21-23, 2010 University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden The challenge of this conference is to find multiple avenues for participation and action towards a sustainable future. In a […]

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call for panelists: Discourses of Legitimation in Knowledge, Cultural and Information Policy

I’m putting a panel for Interpretive Policy Analysis: Politic, Legitimacy and Power in Grenoble  France July 23-25 2010 http://www.ipa2010-grenoble.fr/ Keynotes this year are:  Frank Fischer,  Bruno Latour, Bruno Jobert, Patrick Le Galés and Vivien Schmidt. I need 200-300 word proposals from the panelists. I need the proposals by 18 November 2009. The topic of the […]

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Living with the everyday life of digital archives: The techno-social ambulations of 3… or more… online archives.

This is fundamentally a paper about the movement of techno-socialobjects which we call digital archives.  It is about the effects of those movements considered transversally.    The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture hosts several archives that are changing, becoming, and revising the relations between themselves, their users, and other communities. The archives that we host are to some people  unknown, […]

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The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture(CDDC) is announcing an expanded call for proposal for our Research E-ditions, Hosting Services, and our new Digital Originals publishing series. CDDC in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting new manuscripts for digital modes of publication in its […]

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The Political Economy of Information in an Age of Speed and Excess

When information explodes, systems fail. In our current age, the ability to govern is predicated on the control and distribution of information. This paper confronts the inability to do that, it examines the techniques and systems of informational governance, notes some their defects, demonstrates the incapacities and draws the conclusion parallel to Virilio’s Information Bomb, […]

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