June 25, 26, 27, 2015
Digital Queers is a conference at The New School, in collaboration with Goldsmiths and OCR, that will focus on issues related to social justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world – in part due to more open and vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and ensure social justice for all?
The conference will analyze the following themes, but will be open to a wide range of proposals in the field that tackle the issues from a variety of perspectives.
- Equality, now!
- Social Justice for Gender Minorities
- Digital Guerrilla for Social Justice?
- Digital Media and Gender Stories
- Exporting Gender Equality?
- Social Justice in the Workplace
- Gender Communities and Strife
- Practical Steps for Social Justice
- Multiple Definitions of Gender
- Digital Queers’ Revolution
The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice advocates, contemporary theoreticians, gender hacktivists, scholars, anthropologists, visual culture experts, curators and ‘LGBTQA revolutionaries.’ The conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of social justice and the role of digital media in reshaping the public image of the queer community. In particular the conference is looking at recording and developing new practices for social justice and public engagement that face up to the still looming problems of discrimination that the gay community at large faces nationally and internationally.
Chairs: Lanfranco Aceti and Sven Travis
Keynotes: to be announced.
300 to 500 words abstract submissions. Please send your submissions to: email@example.com
Email Subject Header: Digital Queers 2015.
Deadline: Extended to April 17, 2015.
Peer Reviewing: the abstracts will be peer reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field. A link with instructions will be provided via the newsletter.
For attendees who are not speakers.
Please note that the conference is public and open to all. If you are NOT presenting a paper but thinking of joining us and would like to reserve a place, please register via email firstname.lastname@example.org with Email Subject Header: RSVP Seat Reservation. Please write in the email your first name and last name.
The best conference papers will be selected for a special volume with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press).
This conference is part of a series of events on gender and social justice organized and chaired by Lanfranco Aceti as part of the OCR research projects.
We acknowledge the kind support of The New School and the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.