IR.10 Internet: Critical (or, why the blog has been slow lately)

For the last 353 days, I've been part of a team planning Internet Research 10.0 – Internet: Critical, the 10th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). My life is about to get back to normal, as an…

Code as Law: Air-L and Twitter @Replies

Speaking of Lessig, two interesting cases emerged this week that help illustrate Lessig's position that, when thinking about the architecture of cyberspace,  "code is law." In Code, Lessig argues that all of the rules, tendencies, affordances, and constraints of/in cyberspace…

CFP: IR.10 Internet: Critical (Milwaukee – 2009)

The Call for Papers for Internet Research 10.0 - Internet: Critical, the 10th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), has been released: Call for Papers Internet Research 10.0 - Internet: Critical The 10th Annual International and Interdisciplinary…

Announcing IR.10 Internet:Critical (Milwaukee – 2009)

The 10th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from October 7-11, 2009. The conference theme will be "Internet:Critical", providing a space for interdisciplinary researchers to reflect on, describe, interrogate, challenge, and…

De-brief: AoIR IR9.0 Conference in Copenhagen

Over the past few days I have been attending the 9th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) in Copenhagen. This year's conference is "Internet Research 9.0 - Rethinking Community, Rethinking Place", and it has been expertly organized…

AoIR: Search 2.0: Web 2.0, Personal Information Flows, and the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine

Following up on my Web 2.0 panel at 4S, I just returned from another quick trip to Canada -- this time Vancouver -- for the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, where I organized a similar panel titled…

Paper: The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing and Accessing Information

I am presenting this paper today at the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). The panel is titled "Search Engines - Their Politics; Their Logics":The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing…

CFP: The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines

Received this CFP today from Eszter Hargittai: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Special Issue on The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensionsof Search Engines Guest Editor:Eszter HargittaiNorthwestern UniversitySearch engines are some of the most commonly accessed Web sites online. Millions of…

Search Engines – Their Politics; Their Logics

I'm part of a panel submission to the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). The panel is titled "Search Engines - Their Politics; Their Logics":Search engines today seem to afford the only access point…