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    Themes have ranged across issues such as privilege, gender and sexual identities, forms of knowledge, documentation, participation and community-based research, power, ideals and reality, and measurement.
    We consider papers related to any aspect of Community Informatics Community Archiving, or Development Informatics. We are particularly interested in papers from researchers and practitioners that can address the challenges of locating community-based research within wider theoretical and practice frameworks.
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    be of interest to others.mutual interest. Given that
    Our (inter-) disciplinary frame
    Community Informatics is primarily concerned with improving the well-being of people and their communities through more effective use of ICTs. Community Informatics foregrounds social change and transformative action in emergent social-technical relationships rather than prediction and control and likewise, Development Informatics or ICT4D is concerned with ICTs in the international development context. This orientation also has much in common with Community Archiving.
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  2. page conference 2017 edited ... Background to the Conference Since the founding colloquium in 2003, the Community Informatics…
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    Background to the Conference
    Since the founding colloquium in 2003, the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) has been marked by informality, collegiality and interdisciplinary thinking, bringing together people from many different countries in an ideal Italian setting.
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    and measurement.
    We consider papers related to any aspect of Community Informatics Community Archiving, or Development Informatics. We are particularly interested in papers from researchers and practitioners that can address the challenges of locating community-based research within wider theoretical and practice frameworks.
    This year, we have also chosen a theme that we hope traverses new spaces and boundaries and provokes thinking (and action) between different communities of interest. Thus, those focussed in more conventional activity in community, development and archival informatics may be provoked by what those in the art and archives space have to show and tell, and the reverse also applies. As we discuss the conference theme with different parties, more detail will be added. There is no reason to think that your 'conventional' work whether in the 'traditional' informatics space or in the 'art' space will not be of interest to others. Given that all of us intersect in our use of different media and modes of production, and we probably intersect in theory as well (or not ) something is bound to happen... Present and see what happens!!
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    Committee
    Tom Denison, Monash University
    Vince Dzekian, Monash University
    Joanne Evans, Monash University
    Anne Gilliland, UCLA
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    What to submit?
    For Prato 2017 we are seeking papers in all areas of community, development and community archives informatics.
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    special theme.
    Thus, you can submit traditional papers (refereed, non-refereed), works in progress, papers, presentations or installations and short papers for the Research Student stream.
    As stated, we will also consider papers (refereed), works-in-progress, workshop proposals and posters, and proposals for installations and displays.
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    Prato Conference 2017, 25-27 October 2017
    @ Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy
    ArtGeneral Call for Papers
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    Special Stream: Art
    as Archive:
    Call for Papers & Installations submissions are now open. For time critical and other information, see under Important Dates below.
    Background to the Conference
    Since the founding colloquium in 2003, the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) has been marked by informality, collegiality and interdisciplinary thinking, bringing together people from many different countries in an ideal Italian setting.
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    and measurement. We always
    We
    consider papers
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    practice frameworks.
    This year's theme

    This year, we have also chosen a
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    spaces and boundaries.boundaries and provokes thinking (and action) between different communities of interest. Thus, those focussed in more conventional activity in community, development and archival informatics may be provoked by what those in the art and archives space have to show and tell, and the reverse also applies. As we
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    be added. There is no reason to think that your 'conventional' work whether in the 'traditional' informatics space or in the 'art' space will not be of interest to others. Given that all of us intersect in our use of different media and modes of production, and we probably intersect in theory as well (or not ) something is bound to happen... Present and see what happens!!
    Our (inter-) disciplinary frame
    Community Informatics is primarily concerned with improving the well-being of people and their communities through more effective use of ICTs. Community Informatics foregrounds social change and transformative action in emergent social-technical relationships rather than prediction and control and likewise, Development Informatics or ICT4D is concerned with ICTs in the international development context. This orientation also has much in common with Community Archiving.
    Community-centric archival research, education and practice are concerned with empowering communities in support of such desirable objectives as democracy, human and civil rights, self-determination, sustainable development, and social inclusion. Recordkeeping and archiving are fundamental infrastructural components supporting community information, self-knowledge and memory needs, thus contributing to resilient communities and cultures and supporting reconciliation and recovery in the aftermath of conflict, oppression.
    This year's special theme: Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive

    There has long been discussion about the relationship between art and archives, not just in the sense that archives may represent curated collections relating to specific artists or forms of art, but that art may be used to provide new ways of conceiving what is in archival collections, and new ways of thinking about the nature and meaning of those collections. These themes were explored by a number of papers discussing radical archives at Prato 2016, but this year we wish to go further explore the relationship from multiple perspectives.
    The Venice Biennale has often used the idea of the archive to frame its exhibitions, and the 2015 exhibition, All the World's Futures, Curated by Okwui Enwezor ) had numerous artworks and installations drawn from historic collections and archives, including the installations “The Rock and Roll Public Library”, and Australian artist Marco Fusinato’s “From the Horde to the Bee” showcasing books consisting of scanned copies of resources from Milan’s radical left-wing Primo Maroni Archive. Okwui Enwezor's has explored such themes before, notably in a 2008 exhibition at the International Center of Photography, entitled “Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art” which featured works taking archival documents as their starting point, his purpose being to “rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss ”.
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    More generally, art can serve to explore themes that are central to the concept and role of the archive. For example, Guasch argues that photography itself represents a kind of archive, with the photograph presenting a “non-hierarchical worldview” (ref) while others, such as Whitney McVeigh, explore the concepts of “personal and collective history, linking our common threads through land, our clothes, our everyday belongings and our philosophies” (Human Fabric ). Such work breaches the divide between the real and imagined archive.
    See Hal Foster, “An Archival Impulse”, October 110, Fall 2004, pp. 3-22.
    Our (inter-) disciplinary frame
    Community Informatics is primarily concerned with improving the well-being of people and their communities through more effective use of ICTs. Community Informatics foregrounds social change and transformative action in emergent social-technical relationships rather than prediction and control and likewise, Development Informatics or ICT4D is concerned with ICTs in the international development context. This orientation also has much in common with Community Archiving.
    Community-centric archival research, education and practice are concerned with empowering communities in support of such desirable objectives as democracy, human and civil rights, self-determination, sustainable development, and social inclusion. Recordkeeping and archiving are fundamental infrastructural components supporting community information, self-knowledge and memory needs, thus contributing to resilient communities and cultures and supporting reconciliation and recovery in the aftermath of conflict, oppression

    Committee
    Tom Denison, Monash University
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    Martin Wolske, University of Illinois
    What to submit?
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    seeking papers in all areas of community, development and community archives informatics.
    We also seek papers, presentations
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    that explore any of the issues raised above, and are particularly interested infor the special theme.
    Thus, you can submit traditional
    papers that raise those issues(refereed, non-refereed), works in the context of community engagementprogress, papers, presentations or in expandinginstallations and short papers for the role of archives within the community.Research Student stream.
    As stated,
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    and posters, related to any aspect of Community Informatics, Development Informatics or Community Archiving.and proposals for installations and displays.
    We also
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    students in MastersResearch Students (Masters and PhD programsPhds) who wish
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    larger audience.
    We are seeking traditional papers (refereed, non-refereed), works in progress, and papers for the Research Student stream. The

    The
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    students, 2-3000.
    As well as this, we are interested alternative forms of presentation and display relevant to the conference themes.

    Submissions can
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    the submission database (available shortly).databasee
    Important dates
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    is June 1.9.
    Submit only via link.
    Acceptance/modification/ rejection notices
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Wednesday, May 17

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    Community-centric archival research, education and practice are concerned with empowering communities in support of such desirable objectives as democracy, human and civil rights, self-determination, sustainable development, and social inclusion. Recordkeeping and archiving are fundamental infrastructural components supporting community information, self-knowledge and memory needs, thus contributing to resilient communities and cultures and supporting reconciliation and recovery in the aftermath of conflict, oppression
    Committee
    To be confirmed shortlyTom Denison, Monash University
    Joanne Evans, Monash University
    Anne Gilliland, UCLA
    Kiera Ladner, University of Manitoba
    Sue McKemmish, Monash University (Chair)
    David Nemer, University of Kentucky
    Safiya Noble, UCLA
    Colin Rhinesmith, University of Oklahoma
    Mauro Sarrica, Sapienza University, Rome
    Larry Stillman, Monash University (conference organisation and administration)
    Martin Wolske, University of Illinois

    What to submit?
    For Prato 2017 we are seeking papers & art installations that explore any of the issues raised above, and are particularly interested in papers that raise those issues in the context of community engagement or in expanding the role of archives within the community.
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Wednesday, April 19

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    Conference Theme: Engaging with Participation, Activism, and TechnologiesPROCEEDINGS
    13th Prato CIRN Conference 2-4 November 2016, Monash Centre, Prato Italy
    LINK**LINK TO PAPERSPAPERS**
    For some years now the CIRN Prato conference has focused on the intersection between Community Informatics (CI), Development Informatics (DI), and Community Archiving (CA).
    In particular, the 2015 conference focused on information and knowledge as socially constructed artifacts and the ways in which relations of information and knowledge production can reflect unequal distributions of power and privilege, “whether manifested in gendered activity; the primacy given to formalized expertise or particular language codes; restricted access to information, knowledge and production for those not in positions of institutional control; or the production of particular artifacts”. The 2015 conference also questioned the role of the academy in defining terminology and appropriate technologies of memory, viewing this as a form of epistemological colonization on vulnerable groups. The conference sought ways of engaging more meaningfully with practitioners.
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Thursday, March 9

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    Welcome to the CIRN Commons
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    Early announcement ofCall for papers 2017 Conference
    CIRN Prato Conference 2015, "Privilege, Information, Knowledge & Power: An endless dilemma": see the conference archives for this and other years' proceedings.

    Want to become a member of this wiki? Please follow these instructions.
    Motto: for the members, by the members. The commons should be a useful and dynamic resource of all the information that you need in your community informatics research and practice. If you have anything of interest to share with the community, there's a place for it on the commons.
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    Conference Theme: Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies
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    Conference Proceedings willcan now be available shortly.downloaded (13 mb)
    For some years now the CIRN Prato conference has focused on the intersection between Community Informatics (CI), Development Informatics (DI), and Community Archiving (CA).
    In particular, the 2015 conference focused on information and knowledge as socially constructed artifacts and the ways in which relations of information and knowledge production can reflect unequal distributions of power and privilege, “whether manifested in gendered activity; the primacy given to formalized expertise or particular language codes; restricted access to information, knowledge and production for those not in positions of institutional control; or the production of particular artifacts”. The 2015 conference also questioned the role of the academy in defining terminology and appropriate technologies of memory, viewing this as a form of epistemological colonization on vulnerable groups. The conference sought ways of engaging more meaningfully with practitioners.
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Tuesday, February 21

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    What to submit?
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    seeking papers & art installations that explore
    As stated, we will also consider papers (refereed), works-in-progress, workshop proposals and posters, related to any aspect of Community Informatics, Development Informatics or Community Archiving.
    We also have a strong stream for students in Masters and PhD programs who wish to present their work to a larger audience.
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    @ Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy
    Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive
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    now open. SeeFor time critical and other information, see under Important Dates below .below.
    Background to the Conference
    Since the founding colloquium in 2003, the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) has been marked by informality, collegiality and interdisciplinary thinking, bringing together people from many different countries in an ideal Italian setting.
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    Submissions can be made via the submission database (available shortly).
    Important dates
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    the conference databasedatabase. Conference space is limited- submit quickly! The deadline is June 1.
    Submit only via link.
    Acceptance/modification/ rejection notices
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