The 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

The conference theme is: Independence.

The AoIR 2021 committee calls for proposals for papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, and other events that engage with the conference theme or the field more generally. Submissions will open in January 2021. Topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Network independence and interdependence
  • Geopolitical webs and independent internet in the Global South
  • Independence and online activism including abolition movements, Black Lives Matter, and social movements writ large
  • Independence from surveillance and algorithms
  • Independence and interdependence of online social communities
  • Narratives of independence and the gig economy and digital labor
  • Codependent relationships and social media
  • News independence, misinformation, and coordinated fact-checking
  • Independence and online publishing and advertising
  • Independent media making practices (including games, music, film, and television), distribution, and platforms
  • Independence and digital/networked art
  • Independence and interdependence in play and game spaces
  • Independence/interdependence and research methods and methodologies
  • Interdependence, health information, and COVID-19
  • Critiques of individualism and exceptionalist discourses on the internet