[Air-l] AAG Chicago Panel Call

Philip Howard pnhoward at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 28 15:15:18 PDT 2005

> John Carr & Kris Erickson
>  University of Washington
>  Department of Geography
>  Box 353550 Seattle, WA 98195-3550
>  Phone: 206.543.5843
>  Fax: 206.543.3313
>  Contact emails:  	kriseric at u.washington.edu
>                         carrj at u.washngton.edu
> AAG Paper Panel title:  Cyberspace:  Owning, Controlling, and 
> Transgressing the Country Without Borders
>      While much of the debate surrounding the social implications of 
> cyberspace has revolved around question of its apparent lawlessness 
> and unregulability,  some recent critical analyses have deepened  our 
> appreciation of the ways in which a variety of tactics of regulation 
> are both at work in cyberspace, and continually challenged.  This 
> panel is intended to explore some examples of how social order is both 
> generated and subverted within the emerging spaces enabled by a 
> variety of information and communication technologies
>     Presentation topics might include, but are not limited to: 
> ownership, regulation, and control of ICT’s; the use of 
> cyberspace for protest and resistance; cyberspace and nationalism, 
> militarism, and religion;  the confluence of "virtual" and "real" in 
> the “War on Terror”;  the market for digital surveillance 
> information; the changing relationship between ICTs, citizenship and the
> Proposed presentations already include:
> -  "Nametags, Roomkeys and SSIDs: the computer underground goes live 
> at DefCon."
> - "Open Source World;" The Creative Commons project as challenging and 
> reaffirming the global neoliberalism.
>     Our aim is to enable a broad and theoretically diverse 
> conversation about power and resistance in cyberspace in current
disciplinary contexts.
> At the same time, we would like to make our presentations fun, 
> creative and provocative.  If you have questions about participation 
> in this panel, please contact one or both of the panel organizers. All 
> applicants must submit their abstracts of 500 words or less, as well 
> as their PIN numbers by Monday, Oct. 10, 2005.

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