17TH CIRN CONFERENCE 2019
ABOUT THIS YEAR'S THEME
What do socially-oriented applications of ICT such as Community Informatics, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Informatics, Participatory Information Governance, Recordkeeping Informatics, Community Archives, Cultural Informatics look like in a politically charged world?
What is our role as researchers and practitioners in fields committed to the well-being of people and their communities? Against a backdrop of international data oligopolies, how is technology challenging our understanding of community dynamics and information sovereignty?
Alternatively, how can technology and research engagement be re-focussed to empower individuals and communities in addressing social inequalities? Is there a need for new solidarities? How can we counter information globalisation and facilitate access to knowledge, information, identity, memory, and evidence across intersectional societal divides such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability? The 16th CIRN conference aims to address these questions and more.
This year’s conference theme invites academics and practitioners and research students (working in Community Informatics, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Informatics, Participatory Information Governance, Recordkeeping Informatics, Community Archives, Cultural Informatics, and beyond (for example, critical Health Informatics) to listen, learn, discuss, and debate research and practice in international (and domestic), politics, policy, and advocacy.
We are eager to bring together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) computer science, information systems, library and information studies, data science, public policy, the critical social sciences, and more as we think about the changing political landscapes and what we can do in a changing landscape across scholarly disciplines.
|Contact Name||Larry Stillman|