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From: John Armitage <john.armitage {AT} unn.ac.uk>
To: "'nettime-l {AT} desk.nl'" <nettime-l {AT} desk.nl>
Subject: EXPLORING CYBER SOCIETY
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 17:05:22 +0100

Hi Nettimers

Please find below the Provisional Conference Programme for EXPLORING CYBER
SOCIETY, an International Conference to be held next week in Newcastle upon
Tyne, UK. Any questions, queries, please feel free to email me.

PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE.

best wishes

John Armitage

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5th -7th July 1999

School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Organising Committee

John Armitage
James Dearnley
Philip Garrahan
Lorna Kennedy
Kevin McLoughlin
Joanne Roberts

MONDAY 5th JULY

09.00-11.00 Registration: Drill Hall 

11.00-11.30 Introductory welcome: Professor Gilbert Smith, Vice-Chancellor,
University of Northumbria:
Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: Professor Philip Garrahan

11.30-12.00 Coffee: Drill Hall Foyer 

12.00-13.15 Plenary Session 1 Keynote Speaker: Professor Kevin Robins,
Spaces We Live In Drill Hall
Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: John Armitage

13.15-14.30 Lunch: Claude Gibb Dining Room

14.30-16.00 Paper Session 1

16.00-17.30 Paper Session 2

17.30-18.00 Coffee: Drill Hall Foyer

18.00-19.15 Plenary Session 2 Keynote Speaker: Professor Cynthia Alexander,
Lost in Space? Canadian
Women and Aboriginal People in a Wired World. Drill Hall Main Lecture
Theatre. Chair: Professor Mary
Mellor

20.00 Dinner: Claude Gibb Dining Room

TUESDAY 6th JULY

8.00-9.00 Breakfast: Claude Gibb Dining Room

9.00-9.15 Notices: Drill Hall Foyer

9.15-10.30 Plenary Session 3 Keynote Speaker: Professor Frank Webster,
Virtual Society: The Limits to
Choice. Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: Professor Philip Garrahan

10.30-11.00 Coffee: Drill Hall Foyer

11.00-12.30 Paper Session 3

12.30-13.30 Lunch: Claude Gibb Dining Room

13.30-15.00 Paper Session 4

15.00-16.15 Plenary Session 4. Keynote Speaker: Professor James Der Derian,
The Virtual Condition:
On, Between and After War. Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: Professor
David Campbell

16.15-16.45 Coffee: Drill Hall Foyer

16.45-18.15 Paper Session 5

18.15-19.15 Virtual Performance. Mary Flanagan, The Perpetual Bed. Drill
Hall Main Lecture Theatre

19.45 Conference Dinner, Newcastle Civic Centre

WEDNESDAY 7th JULY

8.00-9.00 Breakfast: Claude Gibb Dining Room

9.00-9.15 Notices: Drill Hall Foyer

9.15-10.30 Plenary Session 5. Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Miles, Cyber
Society: A New Economics
of Innovation? Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: Joanne Roberts

10.30-11.00 Coffee: Drill Hall Foyer

11.00-12.30 Paper Session 6

12.30-13.30 Lunch: Claude Gibb Dining Room

13.30-15.00 Paper Session 7

15.00-16.15 Plenary Session 6 Keynote Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Professor
William Dutton, Pure
Technology? Digital Government and Cyberdemocracy 

Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre. Chair: TBA 

16.15-17.15 Coffee & Closing Comments. Drill Hall Main Lecture Theatre

Paper Streams

Cyber Society : Convenor: Kevin McLoughlin

Session 1: Monday 5th 14.30-16.00

Chair: Mary Mellor

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Karen Evans, Into the Black Holes - Social Exclusion and the Information
Society

Gland Carriere, Forays Into Cyberspace: The Establishment of Electronic
Communications by a Non-Profit
Women's Organisation 

Session 2: Monday 5th 16.00-17.30

Chair: Kevin McLoughlin

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Leeds Animation Workshop

Film Presentation and Discussion: Did I Say Hairdressing? I Meant
Astrophysics 

Session 3: Tuesday 6th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Alan Dordoy

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Christoph Mueller, Networks of 'Personal Communities' and 'Group
Communities' in Different Online
Communication Services

Andrea Baker, Relationships in Everyday Life Online: Finding Love in
Cyberspace

Maria Bakardjieva & Richard Smith, The Internet in Everyday Life: Computer
Networking from the
Standpoint of the Domestic User

Session 4: Tuesday 13.30-15.00

Chair: Austin McCarthy

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Christopher Brien, The Death of Distance: Teaching Online at an Australian
University

Martin Harris, New Labour New Media: Virtual Learning and the University for
Industry

Session 5: Tuesday 6th 16.45-18.15

Chair: John Goddard

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Neil Pollock, The Virtual University as 'Timely and Accurate' Information

Sheila French & Helen Richardson, Gender and the Cyber Classroom

Session 6: Wednesday 7th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Alan Dordoy

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Maureen Stephenson, Grey Colonisation of Cyberspace

Miranda Mowbray, Differences in the Use of a Cyber Community According to
Habitual Time of
Connection and Presenting Gender

Patrice Renaud & Mario Poirier, Structures and Instabilities in the
Emergence of a Cyber Community

Session 7: Wednesday 7th 13.30-15.00

Chair: Kevin McLoughlin

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Valerie Walkerdine & Angela Dudfield, Children and Cyberspace: Childhood and
Computer Games at the
End of the Millennium

Shehina Fazal, More Than Just Consumers: New Media and Shifting Boundaries
of Childhood and
Adulthood in Cyber Society

Cyber Society & Politics: Convenor: Philip Garrahan

Session 1: Monday 5th 14.30-1600

Chair: Philip Garrahan

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Joanne Britton, Fiona Devine, Rosmary Mellor & Peter Halfpenny, The
Potential for Home-Working in the
Information Age: Case Studies from Manchester's Financial and Business
services

Sabine Pfeiffer, Ignored and Neglected: Work in Cybersociety

Session 2: Monday 5th 16.00-17.30

Chair: Rosie Cunningham

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Debra Howcroft & Francis Wilson, World-Wide Culture? An Empirical Study of
Internet Adoption and
Diffusion in Japan

Louise Amoore, Disembedded Technology? Globalisation, Knowledge and Social
Change

Session 3: Tuesday 6th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Louise Amoore

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Jon Warren, Consumers in Cyberspace

[Barbara A. Crow, Digital Technology, Corporate Appropriation and Identity
Politics]

Session 4: Tuesday 6th 13.30-15.00

Chair: John Fenwick

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Tony Fitzpatrick, Critical Cyber Policy: Network Technologies, Massless
Citizens, Virtual Rights

Justo Carracedo-Gallardo & Jose-David Carracedo, Use of Security Protocols
for Privacy and Anonymity
Protection in the Internet Communications

Session 5: Tuesday 6th 16.45-18.15

Chair: Rosie Cunningham

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Lee Komito, Political Transformations, Clientelism and Technology Change

Paul G. Nixon & Hans S.H. Johansson, Political Parties and the Internet in
the European Parliament
Elections

Session 6: Wednesday 7th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Andrew Hindley

Room: Northumberland Building 002

Leah A. Lievrouw, Cyber Separatism: ICTs, Heterotopic Communication and
Information Environments

Robin B. Hamman, Computer Networks Linking Network Communities: Effects of
AOL Use Upon
Pre-existing Communities

Session 7: Wednesday 7th 13.00-15.00

Chair: Philip Garrahan

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Kate Robson & Mark Robson, Your Place or Mine? Ethics, the Researcher and
the Internet

[Katie J. Ward, Cyber Ethnography as Reflexive Methodology]

Bella Dicks & Bruce Mason, Cyber Ethnography and the Digital Researcher

Cyber Politics & Policy: Convenor: James Dearnley

Session 1: Monday 5th 14.30-16.00

Chair: James Dearnley

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Anders Henten & Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Information Society Visions in the
Nordic Countries

Ashraf Patel, ICT Policy and Practise in South Africa: The Multipurpose
Community Information Centre
Experience

Session 2: Monday 5th 16.00-17.30

Chair: Lynn Dobbs

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Frans A.J. Birrer, Cyber Society and Democratic Quality

Lincoln Dahlberg, The Internet and Electronic Democracy: Exploring Three
Alternatives

Session 3: Tuesday 6th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Peter Francis

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Lynne Hall & Carlisle E. George, Law and Punishment in Virtual Communities

Tomas A. Lipinski, The New Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: A Legal Critique on
Internet Content Regulation in
Public Spaces

Session 4: Tuesday 6th 13.30-15.00

Chair: Peter Francis

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Jose-David Carracedo, To What Extent is the Scheme of Panopticism Useful in
the Age of Global
Electronic Communications to Make Sense of the Concept of Power and
Surveillance?

C. William R. Webster, Cyber Society or Surveillance Society? Findings from
a National Survey on Closed
Circuit Television in the UK

Session 5: Tuesday 6th 16.45-18.15

Chair: Louise Amoore

Room: Northumberland Building 002

John Hudson, Rational Actors, Sub-Rational Organisation

Lynn Dobbs & Rosie Cunningham, Smooth Operators: Examining the Role of ICTs
in the National Health
Service

Collette Snowden, Hello! The Future is Wireless

Session 6: Wednesday 7th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Lynn Dobbs

Room: Northumberland Building 007

Georg Aichholzer & Rupert Schmutzer, Options, Policy Issues, and
Implementation of Electronic
Government Services

[Paul M.A. Baker, Governance, Policy and Wires]

Session 7: Wednesday 7th 13.30-15.00

Chair: James Dearnley

Room: Drill Hall, Main Lecture Theatre

Tim Jordan, Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace

Christopher May, Network Myths? Lewis Mumford and the Technologies of
Information Society

Alistair Irons, 'Cyberwar' and Society

Cyber Economics: Convenor: Joanne Roberts

Session 1: Monday 5th 14.30-16.00

Chair: Joanne Roberts

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Simon Rogerson, Paul Foley & Chanaka Jayawardhena, Is Electronic Commerce a
Socially Beneficial
Activity?

[George Gantzias & Howard Tumber, E-Commerce and Regulation]

Session 2: Monday 5th 16.00-17.30

Chair: TBA

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Anita Borch, Deconstructing the Internet-market - a Critical Consumer
Perspective

Barbara Jones & Bob Miller, The Remodelling of Individual Preferences and
Choices 'in Cyberspace'

Session 3: Tuesday 6th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Kevin Hinde

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Greg Hearn & David Rooney, The Role of Communication in the Knowledge
Economy

Joanne Roberts, From Know-how to Show-how? Questioning the Role of ICTs in
Knowledge Transfer

Session 4: Tuesday 6th 13.30-15.00

Chair: Kevin Hinde

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Richard Naylor & James Cornford, Computer and Video Games: The First New
Cultural Industry of the
Digital Age?

Mark Samuels, Contemporary Retail Employment Geography: A Presentation of
Segmented Worker
Activities

Session 5: Tuesday 6th 16.45-18.15

Chair: James Cornford

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Richard Barbrook, The Hi-Tech Gift Economy

Hillary Bays, The Gift Economy in Internet Chat - Giving Immaterial and
"Material" Gifts

Session 6: Wednesday 7th 11.00-12.30

Chair: TBA

Room: Northumberland Building 011

David R. Smith, Bcnet: The Emergence of the Internet in an Urban Area: A
Tale of Possibilities Lost and
Found

[Matthew David, Lost in Cider Space]

B.M. Chivhanga, Living It Out - The Internet in Africa

Session 7: Wednesday 7th 13.30-15.00

Chair: Joanne Roberts

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Chris Werry, Imagined Electronic Community: Representations of Virtual
Community in Contemporary
Business Discourse

Philip Graham, Hypercapitalism: Political Economy, Electric Identity, and
Authorial Alienation

Paula M. Tidwell & Eric Sim, Determining Entry Strategies for Global
Markets: An Eclectic Approach
Using ANNs

Cyber Culture: Convenor: John Armitage

Session 1: Monday 5th 14.30-16.00

Chair: John Armitage

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Maren Hartmann, Surfer, Netizen, Cyberflaneur, Webgrrl: Online User
Metaphors In Use

Tatiana Rapatzikou, Contemporary Gothic Visualisations in William Gibson's
Cyber Trilogy and the Art of
the Graphic Novel

Session 2: Monday 5th 16.00-17.30

Chair: Mike Gane

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Niels Brugger, Body, Technology and Media, With Mauss, McLuhan and Virilio
as Guides

Anna Croon, Making Sense of Cyberspace - A Question of Being - With
Information Technology

David Kreps, Cyborg Bodies: From Postmodern to Posthuman Liminal Habitats

Session 3: Tuesday 6th 11.00- 12.30

Chair: John Armitage

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Mike Gane, Bathos of Technology and Politics in Fourth Order Simulacra

Richard Barbrook, The Holy Fools

Session 4: Tuesday 6th 13.30-15.00

Chair: Mark Little

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Mary Flanagan, Navigable Narratives: Gender and Narrative Spatiality in
Virtual Worlds

Jyanni Steffensen, Brodsky, Economics and the Jewish Science or How to
Finance Time Travel Analysis
through the Production of Virtual Vibrators

Session 5: Tuesday 6th 16.45-18.15

Chair: Mike Gane

Room: Drill Hall (not Northumberland) 011

Dale Bradley, The Rhizotope

Terry Harpold & Kavita Philip, Of Bugs and Rats: Cyber-cleanliness,
Cyber-squalor, and the Fantasies of
Globalization

Doug Stuart & Nira Yuval-Davis, Homelands, Landscapes and the Construction
of Collectivities: Imaginary
Geographies and the Internet

Session 6: Wednesday 7th 11.00-12.30

Chair: Mark Little

Room: Northumberland Building 006

Lindsay Barrett & Marion Benjamin, The Aesthetics and Politics of New Media
Practices

Charlie Gere, The Systemic Sublime

Session 7: Wednesday 7th 13.30-15.00

Chair: John Armitage

Room: Northumberland Building 011

Panagiota Alevizou, New Media and Cybergenres: The Case of Encyclopedias
Online and the
Methodological Challenges for Analysing the 'New' in Digital Media 

Sam Lehman-Wilzig, The Tower of Babel vs. The Power of Babble: Future
Political, Economic & Cultural
Consequences of Simultaneous, Automated Translation Systems (SATS)

__________________________________
"The military is the message"

John.Armitage {AT} unn.ac.uk
j.armitage {AT} technologica.demon.co.uk
Division of Government & Politics
University of Northumbria
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
UK
Tel: 0191 227 3943
Fax: 0191 227 4654
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