The Queer Internet Studies conference (#QIS2014) brought together thinkers, makers and doers in a workshop format who draw upon social scientific methods to do work at the intersection of queer life and the internet. Taking Samuel Delany’s (2001) call for lgbtq contact and networking to heart, we seek to bring together researchers who investigate the construction of queer communities, the development of queer knowledge production and cultures, and assess how queer identity is understood and archived. This workshop was geared towards fostering scholarly, activist, and journalistic opportunities for digital technologies and queer storytelling and visualization. We looked to identify existing projects as well as suggest future collaborations of writers, scholars, and technologists interested in possibilities for supporting the development of the queer internet and queering the internet. The conference took place on Friday, April 4th, 2014, at Columbia University in NYC. For more details, click here.
We had an amazing line-up of artists, activists and academics participating in the QIS workshop to share their work and generate discussion. For more info, click here.
|David J. Phillips|
|Bryce J. Renninger|
About the Organizers
Here’s our flashback bios from 2014 (note: Jessa actually hasn’t aged so it’s fair for her to use the same photo)…