[Air-L] REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS: POST-SOVIET INTERNET
florian at toepfl.de
Tue Jan 26 14:26:10 PST 2010
REMINDER CALL FOR PAPERS: POST-SOVIET INTERNET
With this we want to make you aware of a conference, The Etiology and
Ecology of Post-Soviet Communication, which we have planned for the weekend
of May 7-8(-9) 2010 at the Harriman Institute of Columbia, in New York City.
The focus of the conference will be the development of the internet in the
post-Soviet space, first and foremost Russia, though comparative work that
goes beyond this geographical focus is also of interest.
We anticipate panels on such questions as: emergence and evolution of social
networks; patterns of interlinking; the phenomenon of social contagion in
online communications; political clustering in the blogosphere and beyond;
public versus private identities; doublethink, cynicism, coded language; the
emergence of opinion leaders in the blogosphere; freedom of the press on the
internet; forms and degrees of censorship, online activism/social movements
on the internet; dissenters and political activism; democracy to autocracy
in the Russian internet.
We would welcome one-page abstracts sent to nmc.conference at gmail.com by
February 1, 2010.
Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Alan Timberlake and Guobin Yang (Project Leaders)
Eugene Gorny and Florian Toepfl (Project Coordinators)
More information: <http://nmc.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Conference>
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