Nottingham (United Kingdom), 1 May 2020
The third edition of the annual conference will take place on Friday 1st May 2020 at the University of Nottingham, and the call for papers is now open. The abstract submission deadline is Friday 14th February 2020.
This year’s theme of ‘Boundaries’ encompasses the varied means by which digital technologies challenge, perpetuate or instantiate margins and limits. Despite the potential to transform notions of accessibility, the embodied realities of digital culture are subject to geopolitical, cultural, or ethical limitations. Digital platforms create new avenues for self-representation, and the boundary between our digital selves and our embodied selves ‘IRL’ are becoming increasingly porous (if they were ever really separate at all). The public/private binary is blurred: these identities can be censored by the platform or the state, and have their data privacy violated. In the era of the “long tail,” concepts of cultural fringes or margins are becoming problematized and objects of academic study shun any designation as “high” or “low” culture. The field of digital cultures also presents new challenges to researchers’ ethical boundaries.
In order to encourage proposals from doctoral researchers, up to ten joint-travel/accommodation grants are available to be awarded to successful proposals.
Check out the call for papers for more info.