[Air-L] IRGO (New Zealand) unConference2.0

Erika Pearson erika.pearson at otago.ac.nz
Tue Nov 9 11:09:33 PST 2010

[for those on the list who might be in New Zealand in January!

The Internet Research Group of Otago, with the support of InternetNZ,  
is proud to present unConference2.0: resistance&control.

The internet has become a contested site: issues as diverse as  
censorship, connectivity, digital divides, hacking and hactivism,
grass-root resistance in virtual worlds and even what apps you can buy  
from an online store all affect how people as individuals, as
consumers, and as citizens engage both with and on the internet.

You are invited you to join us in a conversation about the internet,  
and how it is used both as a site of resistance and as a
tool of control; how laws, norms, policies, technology and the  
marketplace all affect what happens online, and how pressures for
both centralization and dispersion are shaping the new media landscape.

What: IRGO unConference 2.0: Resistance and Control
Where:Centre for Innovation, the University of Otago, Dunedin New  
When: 26th January, 2010-- pre-Conference workshops and events
27-28th January, 2010-- unConference2.0
Who: This event is open to everyone, academics, students,  
professionals, industry, and interested persons.  Registration is FREE  
but places are strictly limited.
To be involved: Submit topics (http://irgo.ideascale.com/) or register  
(http://irgo.eventbrite.com/) to attend by December 31, 2010.

The unConference format draws on topic submissions from participants  
prior to the event, and means that the participants will be able to  
engage in a comprehensive and crowd‐sourced dialogue covering all  
aspects of the internet, from the technological infrastructure to its  
social and political effects.

For the first time, IRGO is also excited to announce a series of pre- 
unConference workshops and roundtable events that will be held
on Jan 26.  further details and registration instructions will be  
announced shortly on the website, but provisional topics include
SNS and disaster recovery in NZ; resistance to technology in higher  
education; critiquing legislative control of the NZ internet; and a
postgraduate workshop on doing digital research.

For further information: http://irgo.otago.ac.nz (including  
registration, topic submission and more details about the unConference  
format and venue)

We look forward to seeing you in January, and look forward to see your  
topic submission ideas!

the IRGO unConference committee
irgo at otago.ac.nz

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