Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Workshop: "(Re)Inventing the Internet" (Feb 23)

(Re)Inventing the Internet
You are cordially invited to a one-day workshop featuring cutting-edge research from the upcoming Applied Communication Technology (ACT) Lab book.

Friday, February 23, 2007
Segal Graduate School of Business (500 Granville St. Vancouver)
4800 Policy Room
Refreshments will be served!

Graduate students in the ACT Lab have been working for a year with Dr. Andrew Feenberg and several of his colleagues on a forthcoming book entitled (Re)Inventing the Internet: Critical Case Studies. This workshop is a report on the progress of their research. The presentations correspond to chapters that explore the social construction of the Internet in a variety of settings, from video games to online education, civic participation to music sharing. The theme is the shaping of the Internet by the practices of users who attempt to influence its design and impact. The Internet appears in these presentations not just as a functional device but also as a field of struggle within which a variety of social and technical factors meet, contend, and converge to produce new forms.
Presenters include noted philosopher of technology, Dr. Andrew Feenberg, communication scholar and author of Internet Society, Dr. Maria Bakardjieva and Dr. Norm Friesen, Canada Research Chair at Thompson River University. Other panelists include: Ted Hamilton, Cindy Xin, Michael Felzcak, Florence Chee, Sara Grimes, Darryl Cressman and Kate Milberry.

The workshop is co-sponsored by SFU's School of Communication and the Institute for the Humanities.

Admission is FREE but reservations are required. Call 604-268-7845 to reserve seats.

Trish Graham
Institute for the Humanities
SFU, 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Telephone (604) 291-5855
Fax (604) 291-5788