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11/04/2020 | Gender/diversity in informatics systems

New Materialist Informatics Conference: Deadline Extended until November 19

The deadline for abstract submissions for New Materialist Informatics conference has been extended until November 19, 2020. The conference will take place on 23-25 March 2021 and will be organised online. Confirmed keynotes of the conference include Shaowen Bardzell (Indiana University, USA), Safiya Umoja Noble (University of California UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Simon Fraser University, Canada).

New Materialist Informatics 2021 is an international conference that connects informatics and the humanities & social sciences through the innovative field of new materialist research. It is dedicated to exploring sociotechnical approach to informatics and relation between informatics and social, cultural, environmental and political domains. It is 11th in the series of new materialist conferences and it invites participants to investigate the possible intersections between, and beyond, new materialism and informatics. How can new materialism and informatics be brought together in ways that help build liveable and sustainable techno-lifeworlds? What new perspectives with regard to contemporary crises might emerge at such intersection and beyond? What kind of conceptual and methodological tools are needed for new materialist informatics design and research? This conference wishes to include and go beyond the new materialist readings of computing and computational artefacts and generate innovative perspectives on how techno-worldings can be performed from a new materialist perspective.