[Air-L] CFP: TECH/MONEY Workshop

M.R.Sauter molly.sauter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 13:53:02 PST 2023

AOIR folks may be interested in this workshop! Proposals are due January
31st! (apologies for cross posting)


Date+Time: 22 May 2023 (Monday), all day commencing at 9AM

Venue: Center for Social Innovation Annex Garage, 720 Bathurst St, Toronto,

Organizer: M. R. Sauter, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland,
College of Information Studies

Sponsor: STRATLab, University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Description: The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars who
are working on the topic of money, finance, and funding in high technology,
“innovation,” and the digital. We are specifically interested in work that
approaches this topic using critical theory, communication theory,
political theory, and cultural studies perspectives rather than economic
approaches. We hope to draw from a wide variety of sub-disciplines, time
periods, and geographic regions of focus. Works-in-progress by pre-tenure
and junior scholars are particularly sought after for this workshop. A
secondary goal is to gauge interest in a special issue or collected volume
on the topic of TECH/MONEY at some point in the future.

Potential topics might include:

-how and why different funding models are promoted or encouraged by
industry, finance, and government actors

-alternate currency systems using fungible or other non-monetary assets

-professionalized influencer economies, markets, and businesses

-studies of funding models for “innovation” spaces and projects

-studies of digital financial platforms like RobinHood or the rise of meme

-corruption in the tech/money world

-ethico-moral-financial ideologies and philosophies as they appear in the
high technology space

-how changing funding practices or financial/tax regulations impacted
communication technology development

Please submit your *abstract of *max* 500 words *using *this
form: https://forms.gle/ZgLEk817PWoUHt1V9
<https://forms.gle/ZgLEk817PWoUHt1V9>* by *January 31 2023*.

Important dates:

*January 31*: abstracts due

*March 3*: notification of acceptances

*May 22*: workshop date

Organizer contact info for any questions, comments, or concerns:
mrsauter at umd.edu
m.r. sauter

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