Theme 1: Information Foundations
On the formation of social knowledge, navigating the construction of shared knowledge of the cultural and natural worlds, interweaving these with individual and community subjectivities.
- Genealogies of Human Agency – Understanding the Transmission of Human Culture Through History
- The Social Author – Originator, Creator, Instigator?
- From Oral to Textual Cultures – Our Informational Foundations
- Experiential Meaning Making – Still Image, Moving Images, and Sound
- Digital Dimensions – Artificial Intelligence, Derivative Data, and Meta-Data
- Whose Knowledge? – Public Good in the Pursuit of Knowledge
Theme 2: Mediums of Disruption
On the changing processes of textual production and distribution from past to present, and the impacts of digitization and the internet on the future of publishing.
- Disruptive Mediums – From a Machine Age, to the Digital Age, and Beyond
- Defining Collaborative Relations – The Creator and the Publishe
- Framing Information Landscapes – Production, Dissemination, Access
- Economic Realities – From the Printed Artifact the Digital Object
- Open or Closed – Ethical Considerations for Content Creators and Publishers
- Media Archaeology – Historical Contexts for Mediums of Social Practice
Theme 3: Social History and Impacts
On the interdisciplinary and practice-focused nature of publishing as a domain of research, and measures of social impact.
- A Social History of Publishing – The Socio-Cultural Dimeson of the Social Practice
- From the Industry to a Publishing House – Macro and Micro Organizational Cultures
- Publishing as Praxis – Feminist, LGBTQ, Post-Colonial, and Anti-Capitalist Publishing
- Gatekeeper Effects – Whose Voices are Heard?
- Market Forces – Determining Content
- Filter Bubbles – Digital Content Spaces
- Boundaries of Access –Abilities and Disabilities
- Core and Periphery – Considering the Globalization of the Legal Traditions of Copyright