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CFP: Bytes, Bodies and Souls: Interrogating Human Digitalisation

conference-imageKent Law School, in conjunction with the Eastern Academic Research Consortium, invites early career academics and postgraduate research students to participate in the “Bytes, Bodies and Souls: Interrogating Human Digitalisation” workshop to be held on 30th May, 2017.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers across the social sciences, humanities, sciences and other relevant disciplines who are interested in examining the consequences, possibilities, and limitations of human digitalisation.

Papers and Posters are welcomed on any aspect of the conference theme. This may include, although is not restricted to:

  • Big Data and its challenges
  • The role and impact of the Internet of Things
  • Digital ownership and appropriation processes
  • Privacy, surveillance, and control
  • The role of algorithms in the governance of human digitalisation
  • Politics of digital humans from cyber activism to post-truth
  • Digital human aesthetics; the forging of a digital soul

Abstracts for papers are invited for consideration. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length. Successful applicants will be allocated 15 minutes for the presentation of their paper plus time for questions and discussion.

Abstracts for posters are invited for consideration. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length. Accepted poster presenters will need to deliver the hard copy of their poster to the venue no later than 9 am on the day of the workshop to allow it to be displayed throughout the day.

Submissions should be sent in a Word document format to a.m.holmes@kent.ac.uk. Please include name, title, institution, and email correspondence address and whether you wish to be considered for a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submission is Friday 3rd March 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by the 19th March 2017.

Upcoming Event: Intellectual Property and the Politics of Knowledge

Kent Law School, with the support of the Information Law and Policy Centre (IALS, University of London)

  • Date: Friday, 20 May 2016, from 10:15 to 16:30
  • Location: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London
  • More information available at this link

Although the elusive character of intellectual property’s subject matter might have been a productive dilemma for the development of legal doctrine, the specific mutability of this form of property has also made it into a particularly contested and sensitive area, where different arguments about its legitimations collide. It is in this sense that intellectual property has been a canvas on which identities have been contested; economic and intellectual capital created and accumulated; as well as knowledges and identities wilfully delineated, transformed and managed as ‘assets.’ Intellectual property regimes do not only commoditise knowledge, but also transform the very processes by which it is generated, understood and valued.

The workshop brings together scholars from law, science studies, anthropology, philosophy and sociology to explore many questions concerning the role of intellectual property as a specific mode of governance of intangible knowledge at the present moment in time. Beyond understanding intellectual property as legal techniques of appropriation, the workshop will explore intellectual property and its broader contemporary political, social and cultural meanings: its relation to economic rationality; as a specific mode of governance of different epistemes; and as concrete practices of industrialisation and valorisation.

ip-workshop-london-20-may-2016-poster

For further details, please contact:

Hyo Yoon Kang

Kent Law School, University of Kent

h.y.kang@kent.ac.uk

and

Jose Bellido

Kent Law School, University of Kent

j.a.bellido@kent.ac.uk

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