Special Edition: Privacy and Dataveillance

full name / name of organization: 
Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture
contact email: 
esteenbeck@gmail.com

Call for Projects: Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture
Special Edition: Privacy and Dataveillance
Due February 1, 2014

You may view the video CFP and full version of the text-based CFP at this link: http://itineration.org/node/45

The special edition, *Privacy and Datveillance*

Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture invites projects that engage questions of data collection and dataveillance. Some possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to:

Foucault’s metaphor of the panopticon and its relationship to questions concerning dataveillance

The rhetorical means companies use to promote dataveillance tracking

The concept of anonymity within social networks, social applications, or other data gathering endeavours (such as medical and financial fields)

Means, implications, and consequences of subverting and resisting data-mining online

Emergent needs of identity protection online from tracking technologies

Public rhetorics concerning security and privacy

The political and social implications of increased observational structures (online or not) and the resulting decrease in privacy

Issues of legal and educational advocacy for greater privacy protection

Technical communication regarding how terms of service and end user agreements discuss tracking technologies along with privacy and anonymity

How data mining and advertising customization leads to assumptions about the attitudes and beliefs in geographical areas

The roles of embodiment and disembodiment connected with gender and identity/privacy and anonymity

The relationship between decreased privacy and anonymity online and boutique and big data practices

Interested parties are invited to submit multimedia projects of varying style, form, and content. We are especially interested in projects that push the boundaries in their composition and presentation. In short, please experiment. Play. Learn a new trick. To that end, please note that Itineration no longer publishes text-based articles (“traditional” essay format). Please send any questions concerning project design, format, technical specifications, etc. to Senior Editor and Technical Specialist, Gerald Jackson, at geraldsjackson at gmail dot com.

Submissions should be emailed directly to Special Edition editor, Estee Beck, at esteenbeck at gmail dot com. Deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2014. Submission accepted for publication will be published on a rolling basis upon completing the editorial process.

cfp categories: 
journals_and_collections_of_essays
rhetoric_and_composition