[Air-L] Presidential Records on ICTs (John Paul Laprise)

Sarah Logan sarah.logan at anu.edu.au
Tue Nov 12 15:06:14 PST 2013

Thanks so much for all your work, John - I've had or two conversations about this with you at a conference, but had no idea the resource was this extensive or had required so much effort. 

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Today's Topics:

   1. Presidential Records on ICTs (John Paul Laprise)
   2. CfP tripleC special issue "Interrogating internships" (ed.
      Nicole Cohen, Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy) (Christian Fuchs)
   3. Technical description of mobile phones and mobile network
      (Rich Ling)
   4. Livestream of Femtechnet Video Dialogue on "Place" for DOCC
      2013 (Irish, Gajjala, Juhasz) at Pitzer this week (Radhika G)
   5. 2nd call for papers - EPICS VI - Language Aggression and
      conflict (Pilar Garces)
   6. Fwd: [governance] Fwd: I* Organizations 1net consultations on
      the future of Internet Governance (Jeremy Hunsinger)
   7. ISCRAM 2014 deadline extension (Andrea H. Tapia)


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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:40:30 +0000
From: John Paul Laprise <j-laprise at northwestern.edu>
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Hi everyone,

Sharon Traweek's recent post on the SIGCIS listserv about declassification and US government records has prompted me to make a general announcement. I've mentioned this to some of you in conference conversations or you probably are aware of this if you've run across my work but I'd like to make a general announcement for all:

For the past eleven years (six years as a grad student and going on five years as a faculty member), I have been pursuing ongoing research on White House information technology policy. To that end, I have been filing regular and persistent requests at Presidential Libraries (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush (present)) for documents related to a very wide range of ICT keywords. The keyword list is a living list informed by research. In some cases, these records are available but not yet opened and my filing has the effect of fast tracking their availability. In some cases I've filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests and subsequent appeals to open closed record sets. With classified documents I've filed mandatory review requests and subsequent appeals to declassify records. This takes time and persistence. The end result is that in excess of 200k pages of documents are opened that were not previously available on request. This work continues as the Bush Library come  s online and I have made the initial requests to open records there.

The long and short of this is that there is a very rich documentary record open and available to interested scholars. 

Best regards,

John Laprise, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication in Residence Northwestern University in Qatar Northwestern University

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Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] de/classification of US government archives re sci/technology

I would appreciate references to any scholarly studies focused specifically on the opening of US cold war government archives of classified  [secret] research in the sciences and engineering fields. I have searched for a review article on this topic, including the changing US government strategies for de/classification, but have not found one. 
That is, I am looking for research on the history of the de/classification process at US government archives 1945 to the present and public access to such materials concerning science and technology. I am aware of passages on this topic distributed in various histories of particular cold war sciences and technologies and in some histories and legal studies of the US Freedom of Information Act of 1966 and the relevant Presidential Executive Orders [12958/13292/13526] on this topic issued since 1995.
Sharon Traweek, UCLA

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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:09:25 +0000
From: Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>
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Subject: [Air-L] CfP tripleC special issue "Interrogating internships"
	(ed. Nicole Cohen, Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy)
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Call for Papers: Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique

Interrogating Internships

Edited by Nicole S. Cohen (University of Toronto Mississauga), Greig de Peuter (Wilfrid Laurier University), Enda Brophy (Simon Fraser University)

When publisher Cond? Nast cancelled its internship program in October 2013, the response was mixed: many cheered the end of a program that asked debt-laden youth to labour for free, while others lamented the closure of one of the only routes into media work. When depicted in the mainstream media, internships are surrounded by an aura of glamour: 
rapper Kanye West did a stint at luxury designer Fendi, Lady Gaga arranged one at designer Philip Treacy, and Hollywood portrayed the phenomenon in the movie The Internship. The gloss is fading, however: 
digital electronics manufacturer Foxconn was caught employing student interns on dubious terms on its assembly lines; former interns launched a successful class-action suit against Fox Searchlight Pictures; and Ross Perlin?s Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy (Verso, 2011) was vital in pushing internships into a critical spotlight internationally. Within just a few years, internships have become a high-profile subject, garnering media attention, catalyzing activism, provoking government action, and sparking lawsuits against massive corporations.

Although internships are prevalent in communication, cultural, media, and entertainment industries, scholarly literature on internships from communication and cultural studies remains limited. This special issue of tripleC seeks to situate internships within the labour turn in research in communication studies and beyond. The issue will interrogate some of the multiple articulations between and among internships, capitalism, communication, and culture. Employers in the media and cultural sectors are regularly singled out as playing a key role in perpetuating the normalization and intensification of unpaid or low paid intern labour, illuminating the interplay of glamourous occupations, the reserve army of labour, and discount wages. For many young people, internships provide an initial encounter with and formative experience of the capitalist labour market, yet the relationship between internships and the category of exploitation is not necessarily straightforward. And many youth are shut out of internships altogether, highlighting the way class divisions structure entry into communication and cultural industries. Internships are also an emerging trope in popular media culture, with television shows ranging from Girls to Gallery Girls pointing to the gendered dimension of internships. And, if internships are in the international spotlight today, it is thanks to growing intern labour activism and the way interns and their allies have turned their communicative capacities to alternative ends, raising awareness through DIY video-making, engaging in creative online protest and campaigns, and effectively naming-and-shaming intern employers via social media.

Internships are an entry point for interrogating contested conditions of life and labour in communicative capitalism at a time when precarity is an overarching structure of feeling. So, we invite articles, reports, interviews, and pieces that develop key concepts from academics, activists, and interns (current and former) on issues including but not limited to:
* the political-economic context of the spread of (unpaid) internships
* the relationship of internships to student debt and youth unemployment
* social exclusion based on class, race, and gender and intersectional analysis of the social relations of internships;
* the production of meaning, e.g., discourse analysis of media coverage of intern issues, everyday talk of internships (?paying your dues,? 
?getting a foot in the door?);
* representations of internships in popular media culture;
* government regulation, policy proposals, legal issues, and class-action law suits;
* ?passionate labour,? governmentality, self-exploitation, working for exposure, network sociality, and reputational economies;
* case studies of internships within and/or across particular sectors of the arts, media, and cultural industries (e.g., journalism, fashion, film);
* historical perspectives on internships in the communication and cultural industries;
* intern activism within and beyond the union movement; strategies, tactics, and organizing models;
* critical and contextualized biographical accounts of internship experiences;
* the role of education institutions in the intern economy;
* genealogy of the term ?intern?;
* elite internships and access;
* theoretical key concepts for interrogating internships, such as exploitation, youth, and intersectionality, etc.

* Peer-reviewed academic articles: 5,000-8,000 words not including references
* Interviews, reports from organizations, non-academic articles: 
1,000-2,500 words not including references
* Key concept entries: 1,000-2,000 words not including references

Publishing Schedule:

Jan. 15, 2014: deadline for proposals (300-500 word abstract) Feb. 1, 2014: notification of acceptance (scholarly articles still subject to peer review) June 1, 2014: deadline for first drafts Aug. 1, 2014: editorial feedback provided Oct. 1, 2014: final drafts submitted Nov. 1, 2014: publication of special issue

Please send queries and abstract proposals (including title, abstract of around 300-500 words, affiliation, contact data, brief biographical
note) via email to the 3 co-editors:

Nicole S. Cohen
Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology University of Toronto Mississauga nicole.cohen at utoronto.ca

Greig de Peuter
Department of Communication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
gdepeuter at wlu.ca

Enda Brophy
School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
ebrophy at sfu.ca

About the journal:
tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique is a non-profit open access journal focusing on the study of media, digital media, information and communication in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy. The journal is especially interested in how analyses relate to normative, political and critical dimensions and how they help illuminating conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of an inclusive, just and participatory information society. It publishes both theoretical and empirical contributions as well as reflections and book reviews.

Follow tripleC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommCapCritique


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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:03:41 +0100
From: Rich Ling <riseling at gmail.com>
To: Air-l at aoir.org
Subject: [Air-L] Technical description of mobile phones and mobile
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Dear all,

I am looking for a good (readable) description of how a mobile phone works and how the mobile network functions. It will be used as intro material for my students.

I am wondering if anyone has good suggestions for literature.


Rich L.


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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:17:19 -0500
From: Radhika G <gradhika2012 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Air-L] Livestream of Femtechnet Video Dialogue on "Place"
	for DOCC 2013 (Irish, Gajjala, Juhasz) at Pitzer this week
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What is Femtechnet? - see http://femtechnet.newschool.edu

What is DOCC 2013 - see http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/docc2013/

What is a Femtechnet video dialogue? - see

Livestream:  Radhika Gajjala and Sharon Irish on Thurs, 11/14, 10-11 am PST.
The Livestream will be available here <http://www.pitzer.edu/webcast>:
A quicktime file of this live event will appear on the Commons and our
Vimeo page soon thereafter.

For discussion while the livestream is in progress or after -


See for details:


my twitter id for any updates:  cyberdivalivesl


Radhika Gajjala



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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 04:45:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Pilar Garces <pilar_garces at yahoo.com>
To: "air-l at listserv.aoir.org" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
Subject: [Air-L] 2nd call for papers - EPICS VI - Language Aggression
	and	conflict
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The research group ?Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Issues? is pleased to announce the upcoming Sixth International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics. 
EPICS VI will be held on 12-14 May 2014, at the University of Seville, Spain. 
Under the umbrella theme ?Pragmatic Perspectives on Language Aggression and Conflict?, EPICS VI aims at providing a forum for practitioners of pragmatics and other related disciplines to present on their latest research, as well as to share experiences and suggest new avenues for research. Proposals on other topics broadly related to pragmatics and discourse analysis will also be considered for presentation.
?Professor Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) and Professor John Joseph (The University of Edinburgh) have agreed to be EPICS VI?s keynote speakers. 
Proposals for oral presentations, panels, and posters should be send to mpadillacruz at us.es before December 1st, 2013.

Conference Fees:

Until January 30, 2014:

Attendants: EUR 100 
Speakers: EUR 150 

After January 30:

Attendants: EUR 125 
Speakers: EUR 175 

These fees are for the full conference (12-14 May) and include the conference pack, coffee breaks and lunches. There will be a conference dinner, whose price is not included in the conference fee.


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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:43:18 -0500
From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
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Subject: [Air-L] Fwd: [governance] Fwd: I* Organizations 1net
	consultations on the future of Internet Governance
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The various I* Organizations have joined forces to work on a project
entitled 1net. The project is hosting a free and open online forum
about the future of Internet governance. The project has a dedicated
website online at http://www.1net.org/content/en, and has a Twitter
feed at https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=1netorg.


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Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:27:22 +0000
From: "Andrea H. Tapia" <atapia at ist.psu.edu>
To: "air-l at listserv.aoir.org" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
Subject: [Air-L] ISCRAM 2014 deadline extension
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GENERAL paper deadline EXTENSION until December 1st, 2013
Please share very widely.

Due to the typhoon in the Philippines and the involvement of many of our members in the recovery effort, the general deadline for full papers for ISCRAM 2014 has been postponed until December 1.  However, no extensions can be granted beyond that date for full papers.  Those who can are strongly urged to submit their papers before December 1, so that reviewers have a longer time and you are more likely to receive more reviews to help you with any revision.

ISCRAM: The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
CONFERENCE THEME: Empowering Citizens and Communities through Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
DATES: May 18-21 2014
LOCATION: Penn State University, Pennsylvania USA


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