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<nettime-ann> [sarai] call for abstracts - lives of information workshop

Dear all,

Over the past decade, information culture and technologies of
identification have become part of popular discourse, with regimes
across the world rolling out large modernisation projects aimed at
populations and existing structures of governance. A growing body of
scholars have turned their attention to the study of information culture
and its history. Information infrastructure offers a material site to
connect different bodies of scholarship across the disciplines.

We are interested in connecting colonial strategies of identification,
writing, and storage with recent debates; questions around information
ecologies of paper, film, and digital media systems; colonial
information theories and contemporary arguments for electronic
governance; analog and digital technologies of writing, file notings,
and algorithms of statecraft; research on information practices before
and after the ‘Web 2.0’ culture in India.

Workshop themes include:

* Media archaeologies
* Technologies of writing and inscription
* Materiality of the historical archive
* Paper-based and digital databases
* Laws and regulations governing media use and contestations
* Geographies of old and new media
* Social media and new political mobilisations
* Biopolitics and governance of affect
* Informationalisation of finance
* Networks of media(tised) labour and shifting practices in creative
industries, etc.

Abstracts should *not exceed 300 words*, and should be sent to
<> by *December 20, 2013*, with the subject heading of
‘Proposal for Information Workshop.’

Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified by January 5, 2014.

The Lives of Information Workshop will be held on February 21-22, 2014,
at Sarai, CSDS, #29 Rajpur Road, Delhi, 110054.

The Sarai Programme will cover three days of accommodation for
outstation participants. In addition, participants will get domestic
travel support.

Please share this call with others who you think might be interested in
the topics mentioned above.






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