SMC goes to AoIR: talks to look out for

This year at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 22nd annual meeting, current SMC members and alumnae have some fantastic papers around the 2021 theme: independence. 

Everything is virtual this year, which means you have until December 15th to watch these incredible talks online! Registration is free for AoIR members – you can register here to be able to view the videos. And this week, registered attendees can join in on discussions, social gatherings, and bird-of-a-feather events. If you’re not able to register, the conference papers can be accessed by all via this link.

AoIR 2021 keynote: Race and Racism in Internet Studies

  • André Brock 

Inter(dependence) in platformed creation ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Christopher Persaud, David Hesmondhalgh, Nancy Baym, Tarleton Gillespie, Rachel Bergmann, Raj Bhargava, Fernando Diaz, and Elena Maris 

Managing boundaries while working from home: 1960-present ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Nancy Baym, Rachel Bergmann, and Andrea Alarcon 

What dead-and-dying platforms do for internet studies: Situating technological failure, digital afterlife, and the web that was ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Muira Nicollet McCammon, Kate Miltner, and Ysabel Gerrard 

Taking the Redpill: Talking about extremism ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Alice E. Marwick

Diesel death zones in the Amazon empire: Environmental justice in algorithmically mediated work ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Rachel Bergmann

The anatomy of digital clout(chasing): Black aesthetics, online visibility and relational labor among DIY hip-hop musicians on Chicago’s South Side( paper or video playlist )

  • including Jabari Miles Evans 

“Everything is connected”: Networked conspirituality in new age media ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Aleena Chia 

Platform specificities: The platform books panel ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Katrin Tiidenberg

Space, place, and location in sexual social media ( paper or video playlist )

  • including Katrin Tiidenberg