Marxism and New Media Conference

Marxism and New Media Conference
Friday, January 20, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, January 21, 2012 (All day)

JANUARY 20 & 21, 2012
KEYNOTES: ALEX GALLOWAY (NYU) and RICARDO DOMINGUEZ (UCSD)
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: OCTOBER 30, 2011
CONTACT: marxismandnewmedia@gmail.com
http://literature.duke.edu/marxism-and-new-media-conference

Nation, Chris Lehmann has recently argued that the Internet is less the harbinger of post-capitalist cyber-Utopia than a “digital plantation” in which unpaid digital labor and leisure time become transmogrified into ad revenue. In their article, “The Internet’s Unholy Marriage to Capitalism,” John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney likewise argue that the Internet and related media signify not the suspension of the laws of capitalism, but rather their final perfection.

Possible paper, project, and panel topics might include:

    New Opportunities for Resistance, Wikileaks, Hacking and Hacktivism, Pirate Culture, the Arab Spring, the Jasmine Revolution, and Anonymous
  • Immaterial Labor, User-Generated Content, the Knowledge Worker, Affective Labor, Precariousness and “the Precariat,” the Digital Plantation, and the Attention Economy
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Creative Commons, Open Access and Open Source Practices, and Virtual Property
  • New Forms of Collectivity, Wikipedia, Crowdsourcing, Flash Mobs, Smart Mobs, and Partcipatory Journalism
  • New Regimes of Control, Censorship, Filtering, Firewalls, and Search Engine Rankings
  • New Media Art
  • Critical Code Studies
  • Critical Game Studies
  • Biomedicine and Biometrics
  • Energy, Ecology, Tech Trash
  • The Open University
  • ‘Re-Visualizing’ Marxism
  • Ideology, Contact Zones, and Interfaces

Zach Blas
Gerry Canavan
Amanda Starling Gould
Rachel Greenspan
Melody Jue
Lisa Klarr
Clarissa Lee
John Stadler
Michael Swacha
Karim Wissa

marxismandnewmedia@gmail.com 

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