Call for Participation: "Fear and Loathing of the Online Self" Conference

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Fear and Loathing of the Online Self Conference

JCU conference explores the online self

A SAVAGE JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF DIGITAL CULTURES
Call for Participation
Conference, Rome, May 22-23, 2017

Organized by John Cabot University and Università degli Studi RomaTre in Rome,  in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam.

Artists and researchers are invited to submit proposals to join this event, which aims at exploring the state of the online self by raising questions about its status as a focal point of contemporary power/networks. Is the online self merely a product of software predictability and viral marketing? Is there any space left for self-determination? Or should we search elsewhere for new forms of resistance by changing our political categories and perspectives? Which contradictions are at play? How and where can we locate the spaces of performativity of the online self?

Confirmed speakers: Wendy Chun, Ana Peraica, Jodi Dean, Marco Deseriis, Gabriella Coleman, Daniel de Zeeuw, Rebecca Stein, Vito Campanelli, Franco Berardi.

Editorial Team: Donatella Della Ratta (John Cabot University), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures/HvA), Teresa Numerico (Università degli Studi RomaTre), Peter Sarram (John Cabot University).

Please send your proposal (max 500 words in word/pdf format), a short bio and any other material that could support your idea visually (artwork, film links, etc) to Donatella della Ratta ([email protected]). Deadline: March 15, 2017.

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