Time plan, abstracts, registration etc: 4th ICTs and Society Conference “Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society: Towards Critical Theories of Social Media” (Uppsala, May 2nd-4th, 2012)

New information about the conference has just been published at

Registration has now opened and a lot of new information (how to register,
hotels, time plan, plenary session abstracts, etc) is now available.

The time plan of the conference:

Keynote talk-abstracts:

Important information (how to register, hotels & hostels, conference venue,
how to get to Uppsala, where to go for lunch, cafés, Uppsala’s Spring
Festival Valborg):

Registration form

Early registration and hotel booking is recommended because the end of
April/start of May is a busy time in Uppsala because of the local Spring

Map of Uppsala:

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION for potential presentations is still possible until
FEBRUARY 29th, 2012 (deadline, 23:59, Central European Time):
1) Registration: http://www.icts-and-society.net/register/
2) Abstract submission form: http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/ASF.doc
3) Submit your completed abstract form to marisol.sandoval@uti.at
Welcome to Uppsala in spring!
Best wishes for 2012,
Christian Fuchs


Time Plan

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012:
08:00-09:00 Registration (Ekonomikum, ground floor)
09:00-09:15 Conference opening
09:15-10:45, lecture hall 3 (hörsal 3): Opening plenary = plenary session 1
“Marx is Back: The Importance of Being Critical in Media and Communication
Studies Today” (Vincent Mosco, Graham Murdock; chair: Christian Fuchs)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions 1
13:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Parallel sessions 2
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:30, lecture hall 3 (hörsal 3): Plenary session 2 “Towards a
Global Sustainable Information Society: Information Society and Digital
Media Ethics Today” (Gunilla Bradley, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Charles Ess)
18:30 Wine reception

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012:
09:00-11:00 Parallel sessions 3
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45, lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4) Plenary session 3 “Social Media,
Democracy and Politics in the Information Society” (Christian Christensen,
Peter Dahlgren)
12:45-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Parallel sessions 4
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:15, lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4): Plenary session 4
“Karl.Marx@Internet.com(mercialism/munism/mons): Cybermarxism and the
Critique of the Political Economy of the Internet and Social Media” (Nick
Dyer-Witheford, Christian Fuchs)

Friday, May 4th, 2012:
09:00-10:30, lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4): Plenary session 5 “Work, Class,
Gender and Proletarianization in the Age of Knowledge, the Internet and
Communication” (Ursula Huws, Catherine McKercher)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-13:25 Parallel sessions 5
13:25-15:00 Break
15:00-16:30 Plenary session 6, lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4): “The Internet
Today: Prosumer Participation and/or the Alienation & Exploitation of Play
Labour (Playbour)?“ (Tobias Olsson, Trebor Scholz)
16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:15 Final plenary session, lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4): (Plenary
session 7) “The Internet and Critical Theory Today” (Mark Andrejevic,
Andrew Feenberg)
18:15-18:45 Final discussion
19:45 Conference dinner
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