Conference: Theorizing the Web

The second annual Theorizing the Web conference seeks to assemble a multi-disciplinary group of scholars interested in exploring how the Web both influences and is influenced by the social.

Technology has always been social and society has always been technological. This fact has become increasingly difficult to ignore following the recent explosion of collaborative and user-generated content—what is now generally referred to as “social media” or “Web 2.0.” The social Web has the potential to change and/or reinforce some of our most fundamental social relationships, including those with others, our selves, our bodies and our experience with reality itself.