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The 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50)
Values, Power, and Politics in Digital Infrastructures!values-power-and-politics-in-digital-i/c19uj

This minitrack will explore the themes of values, power, and politics in
relation to the infrastructures that support digital data, documents, and
interactions. By considering how infrastructures – the underlying material
properties, policy decisions, and mechanisms of interoperability that
support digital platforms – are designed, maintained, and dismantled, the
work presented in this mini-track will contribute to debates about
sociotechnical aspects of digital and social media, with a focus on data,
knowledge production, and information access. This session will focus on
research that employs techniques such as infrastructural inversion, trace
ethnography or design research (among other methods) to explore factors
that influence the development of infrastructures and their use in practice.

We welcome papers considering topics such as (but not limited to):
• Politics and ethics in digital platforms and infrastructures
• Values of stakeholders in digital infrastructures
• Materiality of values, power, or politics in digital infrastructures
• Tensions between commercial infrastructures and the needs of communities
of practice
• Maintenance, repair, deletion, decay of digital and social media
• Resistance, adoption and adaptation of digital infrastructures
• Alternative perspectives on what comprises infrastructures

Deadline: June 15, 2016
See the HICSS website for submission details:!author-instructions/c1dsb

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Katie Shilton
University of Maryland, College Park
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Jaime Snyder
University of Washington, Seattle
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Matthew J. Bietz
University of California, Irvine
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Katie Shilton
Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
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