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Miriam Rasch on Wed, 8 May 2013 13:37:21 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Call for contributions: Society of the Query reader on search, search engines and alternatives


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Society of the Query Reader

The INC Reader Series, edited by Geert Lovink, give an overview of the present day research, critique, and artistic practices in a thematic research field at once broad and limited. The set up is multidisciplinary, with academic (humanities, social sciences, software studies etc.), artistic, and activist contributors. 

Following the success of the previous INC readers we would like to put together an anthology with key texts considering online search and search engines. In parallel with the second Society of the Query conference which will take place in Amsterdam on November 7-8 2013, the Institute of Network Cultures is devoted to produce a reader that brings together actual theory about the foundation and history of search, the economics of search engines, search and education, alternatives, and much more.

This publication is edited by Ren?? K??nig and Miriam Rasch, and produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, to be launched early 2014. It will be open access and available in print and various digital formats (see below for information on the INC reader series).

POSSIBLE TOPICS

Theory and Foundations of Search // Googlization: Mapping Google???s Dominance // Search Engines and Education // Searching Elsewhere: Non-Western Perspectives // Personalization: Testing the Filter Bubble // Regulation in a Globalizing World // Localization as the New Paradigm // Software Matters: Sociotechnical and Algorithmic Cultures // Showcasing Alternative Search Engines

WE INVITE: Internet, visual culture and media scholars, researchers, artists, curators, producers, lawyers, engineers, open-source and open-content advocates, activists, conference participants, and others to submit materials and proposals.

FORMATS???: We welcome interviews, dialogues, essays and articles, images (b/w), email exchanges, manifestos, with a maximum of 8,000 words, but preferably shorter at around 5,000 words. For scope and style, take a look at the previous INC Readers and the style guide (pdf).

WANT TO JOIN? Send in your proposal (500 words max.) before June 15th, 2013. You may expect a response before July 15th, 2013.

DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: September 15th, 2013.

EMAIL TO: Miriam Rasch (publications Institute of Network Cultures) at miriam[at]networkcultures[dot]org 

MORE INFORMATION

Society of the Query: http://networkcultures.org/query

INC readers: http://networkcultures.org/publications 

ABOUT THE READER SERIES

The INC reader series are derived from conference contributions and produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. They are available (for free) in print and pdf; check http://networkcultures.org/publications.

INC Reader #8: Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch (eds), Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2013.

INC Reader #7: Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds), Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011.

INC Reader #6: Geert Lovink and Rachel Somers Miles (eds), Video Vortex Reader II: moving images beyond YouTube, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011.

INC Reader #5: Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin, and Sabine Niederer (eds.), Urban Screens Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2009.

INC Reader #4: Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer (eds.), Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2008.???

INC Reader #3: Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter (eds.), MyCreativity Reader: A Critique of Creative Industries, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2007.

INC Reader #2: Katrien Jacobs, Marije Janssen and Matteo Pasquinelli (eds.), C???Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2007.???

INC Reader #1: Geert Lovink and Soenke Zehle (eds.), Incommunicado Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2005.???

 

CONTACT

Miriam Rasch

Ren?? K??nig

Publications Institute of Network Cultures

ITAS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

miriam[at]networkcultures[dot]org

kontakt[at]renekoenig[dot]eu

t: +31 (0)20 595 1865

t: +49 (0)721 608 22209

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Institute of Network Cultures
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | HvA
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Rhijnspoorplein 1
NL-1091 GC Amsterdam
t: +31 20 5951865
miriam {AT} networkcultures.org
www.networkcultures.org
 {AT} INCAmsterdam


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