Queer Internet Studies Symposium

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Queer Internet Studies Workshop brings together thinkers, makers and doers draw upon social scientific methods to do work at the intersection of queer life and the internet. With this workshop, we seek to bring together researchers who investigate the construction of queer communities, the development of queer knowledge production and cultures, and assess how queer identity is understood and archived. The goals of this workshop are: to identify problems and opportunities within research on sexuality and digital media, broadly defined; to get a sense of current research taking shape across different disciplines and fields; and to develop artistic, academic and activist projects that can coalesce around, play with and rework a queer internet.

This workshop is geared towards fostering scholarly, activist, and journalistic opportunities for digital technologies and queer storytelling and visualization. We look to identify existing projects as well as suggest future collaborations of writers, scholars, and technologists interested in possibilities for supporting the development of the queer internet and queering the internet.

Friday, February 17th at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S. 36th Street.

Registration Required:  We will only be able to accommodate the first 60 responses.

In partnership with Annenberg School for Communication

Co-sponsored by: Social Policy and Practice; Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication; English; Art History; Price Lab; Penn's Women's Center; LGBT Center.



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