Registration Open – and a Student Grant Opportunity – for Internet Research 11.0

Registration is now open for Internet Research 11.0: Sustainability, Participation, Action, the 2010 conference for the Association of Internet Researchers, taking place October 21-23 in Gothenburg, Sweden. And, if you’re a student looking for ways to defray some of the costs, the UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) will again sponsor a student (undergraduate, graduate or post-doc) for the conference in the amount of US$800.

CFP: 2011 Computer Ethics/Philosophical Enquiry Conference (Milwaukee, WI)

I'm thrilled to announce that the School of Information Studies and the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be hosting the 2011 Computer Ethics/Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) conference, May 31 to June 3, 2011. The bi-annual…

Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders (UW-Milwaukee, April 23-24)

Please join us for the UW-Milwaukee Center for International Education's 2010 conference, "Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders," which will take place on April 23-24 at UWM's Hefter Conference Center. Registration is free and open to the public. Law and…

Conference: Teaching Information Ethics in Africa (Botswana, Sept. 2010)

If you have an interest in information ethics, access to knowledge, capacity building, and the African continent, please join us for the “Teaching Information Ethics in Africa – Current Status, Opportunities, and Challenges” conference at the University of Botswana on…

Event: Emerging Privacy and Ethical Challenges for Libraries in the 2.0 Era

From May 2 through May 8, 2010, libraries across the nation will celebrate Choose Privacy Week for the first time. This American Library Association campaign invites library professionals, users, and friends into a national conversation about privacy rights in a…

Society of the Query conference: Stop Searching, Start Questioning!

Speaking of conferences in November that I am unable to attend, Geert Lovink and Shirley Niemans at the Institute of Network Cultures have organized the Society of the Query conference, November 13-14 in Amsterdam. With the tagline "Stop Searching, Start…

The Internet as Playground and Factory: A Conference on Digital Labor

When I edited a special volume of First Monday on "Critical Perspectives of Web 2.0" I was lucky to have included a contribution by Trebor Scholz, which made an already good collection of papers even better. Scholz's article, "Market Ideology…

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…

Thoughts on Privacy and the Google Book Settlement

I shared my thoughts on privacy and the Google Book Settlement at the “Google Books Settlement and the Future of Information Access” conference organized by the UC-Berkeley School of Information. My remarks focused on my desire to trust Google when they say they're "thinking hard" about these issues and promise to "protect readers' privacy rights", while noting their track record is reason enough to cause us some pause, which is why we're pushing so hard as advocates on these vital concerns.