[Air-L] Fwd: [csaa-forum] Call for Abstracts: The End of the Open Internet: Surveillance/Copyright/Privacy

Natalya Godbold ngodbold at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 21:42:58 PDT 2013

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From: Holly Randell-Moon <holly.randell-moon at hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Subject: [csaa-forum] Call for Abstracts: The End of the Open Internet:
To: "csaa-forum at lists.cdu.edu.au" <csaa-forum at lists.cdu.edu.au>

*Call for Abstracts: The End of the Open Internet:
Across the Internet, immense changes are affecting ordinary users with
urgent implications both worldwide and locally. New Zealand has been the
test case for changing practices surrounding copyright, surveillance,
sovereignty and privacy.  Recent issues include the so-called ‘PRISM’
program of surveillance, Megaupload, digital free trade agreements, and the
three-strikes law, along with broader concerns about governance and control
around new mobile and digital technologies. In every instance, such changes
threaten to reshape online participation and alter the balance of power
between citizen and state, and between open access to information and
growing commercial intrusion into private lives. Yet while each of these
issues has clear global parallels, these concerns have attracted only
limited attention within the New Zealand mediasphere.
The conference is designed to create an engaged, cross-disciplinary and
critical dialogue regarding the intensification of control and policing of
internet usage, including both commercial activity and democratic
participation in New Zealand. This includes international trade relations,
the extension of global corporate power, and the role of digital democracy
and questions of state power.
We invite submissions for presentations, papers, and preconstituted panels
focusing on both regional and international implications of surveillance,
copyright, and privacy. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and published,
and there will be other publishing opportunities for selected papers
following the conference. While we invite a wide range of academic papers
we also welcome proposals from activists, artists, practitioners and
stakeholders who represent a spectrum of political perspectives.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
·   internet surveillance;
·   the mobilization of the language of terrorism and the policing of the
·   the Te Urewara raids;
·   the three strikes law and the involvement of ISPs in policing users;
·   the Kim Dotcom affair;
·   the relationship between new technologies and shifting practices of
·   Digital divides and the left behind;
·   The commodification of users;
·   The attention economy;
·   ICT’s and the grounding of the cloud;
·   Subaltern subversion and dark webs;
·   The new enclosures and the walled garden of web use;
·   Wikileaks;
·   Information bombs and disasters;
·   Or any other issue tied to the broad conference themes.
A range of theoretical perspectives, articulations on the issues, and
praxis/case studies are encouraged. Special attention will be given to
submissions that challenge or critique existing thinking or practice on
these issues.
For more information about the conference and to submit a abstract, please
visit our website:

We would appreciate if you circulate this call for papers around your

We look forward to your submissions.

Many thanks
the organisers
Surveillance, Copyright, Privacy conference

Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Department of Media, Film and Communication
6th Floor Richardson Building
Central Campus
University of Otago
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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