Society for Cultural Anthropology-Society for Visual Anthropology virtual conference

June 2-4, 2022
Online event

We are pleased to announce the  2022 joint Society for Cultural AnthropologySociety for Visual Anthropology conference, which will be held online and in locally organized in-person nodes on June 2nd – 4th 2022. Our theme, The Virtual, Otherwise, seeks a renewed engagement with questions that have captured the attention of anthropologists, activists, and creators at large in the last decade: What promises and possibilities do virtual spaces, practices, and technologies hold out in everyday social worlds? Where, when, and how do people encounter the limits of virtualization, and with what intimate and collective political forms do they challenge its violence? How can ethnographic practice across a range of mediums – text, film, photography, audio, digital platforms – enable us to better illuminate the questions of connection, surveillance, access, failure, and survival that virtual spaces throw up?

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ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System

April 30-May 5, 2022
New Orleans / Online event

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). CHI – pronounced ‘kai’ – annually brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and positionalities, who have as an overarching goal to make the world a better place with interactive digital technologies.

The ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will include workshops on automation in the workplace; an HCI system for space exploration; disability design in low-resource settings; HCI design for aging populations; dark patterns; migration and mobility in HCI; human aspects of online misinformation; and much more. This year’s program will feature a SIGCHI@40 Plenary Panel and keynote speaker Payal Arora of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

CHI 2022 is structured as a Hybrid-Onsite full conference from April 30–May 5 in New Orleans, LA.

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Eu-SPRI 2022 conference: Challenging Science and Innovation Policy

June 1-3, 2022

This year’s conference theme will explore future directions for studies of policies for research and innovation with a special emphasis on the topics of Digitization, Open Science and Futuring. The conference will be hosted in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We expect more than 200 participants.

Topics to be addressed by the papers at the conference cover a broad spectrum of research questions, but with a specific emphasis on future challenges for STI policy research.

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14th ACM Web Science Conference 2022

June 26-29, 2022
Barcelona / Online event

The 14th International ACM Conference on Web Science in 2022 (WebSci’22) is an interdisciplinary conference where a multitude of research disciplines converge with the purpose of creating greater insight into a complex global Web than the sum of their individual parts. We invite participation from diverse fields including computer and information sciences, communication, economics, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

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Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society

June 6-10, 2022
Online event

Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society. AI has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech and other emerging technologies. The implications for human society could hardly be more significant, and feed into a host of already contemporary concerns, such as sovereignty, economics, politics, reproduction and kinships, ethics and law, conflict and many more.

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