Identities, Sexualities and Commemorations: public space and sexual dissidence

Begonya will present a paper at the EASA Conference 2008 Experiencing diversity and mutuality in the panel Diverse and shared publics: politics of entitlement and commemoration. The paper deals with sexual diversity and the use of space and how political action, protest and commemoration form, and are informed by, the urban public spaces. The starting points of our analysis are the territorialization and articulation of the gay scene in urban settings and the dynamics in the use of space to commemorate Gay Pride. Identities, Sexualities and Commemorations: public space and sexual dissidence

Beyond place: Using concepts and methods of Practice Theory to study mediated experience

We did it! The panel proposal organized by Edgar and Annette Markham, in which Elisenda and me (Adolfo) participate with a paper (and Edgar with other), has been admit for the AoIR Conference have been accepted. The title of the panel is ‘Beyond place: Using concepts and methods of Practice Theory to study mediated experience’, and it explores how the concept of ‘place’ can be fruitfully understood by looking at practice. Using Practice Theory as a working foundation, each of the four panelists analyze this issue, beginning with two papers focusing on theoretical premises and followed by two papers that apply the lens to the teaching of Internet Studies and live blogging practices, respectively. Beyond place: Using concepts and methods of Practice Theory to study mediated experience

Presenting live blogging in the next AoIR conference

Our paper proposal for the AoIR Conference have been accepted. We will be presenting a paper about live blogging in the next conference of the Association of Internet Researcher that will be held in Copenaghen from October 16th to October 18th. The title of the proposal is ‘Live blogging, enacting objects, performing identities’. I could explain that it is a discussion on.. but it is better if you have a look to the abstract. Presenting live blogging in the next AoIR conference

¿El cuerpo en Internet?

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El cuerpo en Internet, conferencia a cargo de Elisenda en el CSIC dentro del cicle III Converses al Raval TAL COM SOM, TAL COM ÉREM, el miércoles 26 de marzo a las 19.00, en la Sala d’Actes de la Residència d’Investigadors de la calle Hospital, 64. El objetivo es hacer un poco de repaso de las ideas sobre la corporalidad en la red, empezando por la “descorporalización” de las primeras interacciones textuales en la red para pasar al uso de las imágenes corporales para la presentación de la identidad online y las nuevas formas de interacción social a través de la exhibición e intercambio de imágenes. Esta mirada tan general sobre la representación del cuerpo en Internet y su vinculación con la actuación de la identidad es una primera aproximación a la investigación que estamos realizando sobre la presentación del cuerpo en Internet como espacio público y el papel de las imágenes en la mediación de la experiencia subjetiva de la percepción de la corporalidad y en la construcción de sociabilidad en la red.