New Ma­ter­i­al­ist In­form­at­ics 2021

New Materialist Informatics, 22-25 March 2021
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Online Conference
-   All times given in the Conference Programme are in CET -
Central European Time Zone

Please see our digital conference guide here.

Please see the FINAL FULL Programme here.

Please register for the conference online.

An in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence that con­nects in­form­at­ics and the hu­man­it­ies & so­cial sci­ences through the in­nov­at­ive field of new ma­ter­i­al­ist re­search.

New Materialist Informatics 2021 is dedicated to exploring a sociotechnical approach to informatics and the 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 an 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. Participants will have a chance to attend hands-on workshops on March 22, 2021, paper presentations and keynotes on 23-25 March 2021 and demonstrations throughout the event.


New Ma­ter­i­al­ist In­form­at­ics: Com­put­ing and World­mak­ing

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Com­plete Pro­gramme

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take place on Monday, March 22, 2021.

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innovative perspectives at NMI2021

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throughout the event

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Re­gis­tra­tion, Fees and Fund­ing

NMI2021 has moderate, all-inclusive participant fees. Conference registrations include attendance to all NMI2021 events. The income from fees will be used towards honoraria for keynotes and respondents and, depending on availability, supporting artists, designers and presenters in need of support.

All participants are requested to register. If you present at the conference, please register by February 15, 2021. If you have to cancel your registration, you will be reimbursed your fee minus 30 percent, if you cancel your registration before March 8, 2021.

Please register online.

For free waivers, please contact us in advance before you register for the conference.

Payment groupDescriptionRegistration Fee
RegularProfessors, post-docs and otherwise waged and/or institutionally affiliated participants80 EUR
ReducedPhD students50 EUR
MinimalUndergraduate and graduate students
Unwaged and/or institutionally unaffiliated participants
30 EUR


July 10, 2020
> Abstract submission system opens

November 19, 2020
> Deadline for submission

December 1, 2020
> Notifications of acceptance

January 11, 2021
> Registration open

March 22-25, 2021
> Conference

Or­gan­izers and Con­tact

The conference is organized by Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems Research Group (GeDIS) and Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG), University of Kassel, Germany.

If you have any questions, please email us at





ITeG - Research Center for Information System Design


Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research

Sup­por­ted by




DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft