CFP: Call for contributions: Society of the Query Reader

Call for contributions: Society of the Query Reader

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Society of the Query Reader
The INC Reader Series, edited by Geert Lovink, give an overview of the present day research, critique, and artistic practices in a thematic research field at once broad and limited. The set up is multidisciplinary, with academic (humanities, social sciences, software studies etc.), artistic, and activist contributors.

Following the success of the previous INC readers we would like to put together an anthology with key texts considering online search and search engines. In parallel with the second Society of the Query conference which will take place in Amsterdam on November 7-8 2013, the Institute of Network Cultures is devoted to produce a reader that brings together actual theory about the foundation and history of search, the economics of search engines, search and education, alternatives, and much more.

This publication is edited by René König and Miriam Rasch, and produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, to be launched early 2014. It will be open access and available in print and various digital formats (see below for information on the INC reader series).

POSSIBLE TOPICS
Theory and Foundations of Search // Googlization: Mapping Google’s Dominance // Search Engines and Education // Searching Elsewhere: Non-Western Perspectives // Personalization: Testing the Filter Bubble // Regulation in a Globalizing World // Localization as the New Paradigm // Software Matters: Sociotechnical and Algorithmic Cultures // Showcasing Alternative Search Engines

WE INVITE
Internet, visual culture and media scholars, researchers, artists, curators, producers, lawyers, engineers, open-source and open-content advocates, activists, conference participants, and others to submit materials and proposals.

FORMATS
We welcome interviews, dialogues, essays and articles, images (b/w), email exchanges, manifestos, with a maximum of 8,000 words, but preferably shorter at around 5,000 words. For scope and style, take a look at the previous INC Readers and the style guide (pdf).

WANT TO JOIN?
Send in your proposal (500 words max.) before June 15th, 2013. You may expect a response before July 15th, 2013.

DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
September 15th, 2013.

EMAIL TO
Miriam Rasch (publications Institute of Network Cultures) at miriam[at]networkcultures[dot]org
MORE INFORMATION
Society of the Query: http://networkcultures.org/query
INC readers: http://networkcultures.org/publications