Association of Internet Researchers 2023

October 18–21, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA

We’re looking forward to meeting with you all in person at the 2023 AoIR conference in Philadelphia! Come by our booth in the exhibit hall and say hi!

Got an interdisciplinary book you want some editing or indexing help with? You can schedule a free consultation with IoF founder Cathy Hannabach to learn how our team of editors, indexers, researchers, and publishing consultants can help get your book out into the world.

  • Click here to book an in-person meeting at the conference
  • Click here to book a Zoom meeting before or after the conference

Below, you can check out our #AoIR2023 Imagine Otherwise podcast playlist as well as the latest digital studies, media studies, and internet studies books we have edited and/or indexed.

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can follow along with the conversations at the conference hashtag #AoIR2023. AoIR is using Mastodon for this year’s conference, so head over to there to join in.

We want to give a huge shout out and thank you to AoIR conference chair Adrienne Shaw whose tireless dedication, thoughtful care, and organizational brilliance has made this event possible. As just a small example, take a look at this amazing Philadelphia guide she has spent 4 YEARS creating to ensure this event is accessible and enjoyable for everyone involved.

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    Podcast episodes

    Imagine Otherwise logo with purple lightbulbs on orange background, text reads #AoIR2023 playlist, with audio player icons
    Aymar Jean Christian with chin on hand, text reads Aymar Jean Christian on creating Open TV, with the Ideas on Fire logo
    Catherine Knight Steele wearing a black shirt, text reads Catherine Knight Steele on Digital Black Feminism
    Tamara Kneese smiling, text reads Tamara Kneese on Death in the Digital Platform Age, with the Ideas on Fire logo
    Kristie Soares in a grassy field, text reads Kristie Soares on Joy in Latinx Media
    Christopher Ali wearing a purple blazer, text reads Christopher Ali on rural broadband access
    Meryl Alper wearing a black shirt, text reads Meryl Alper on Austic Kids' Media
    Josef Nguyen wearing a pink shirt, text reads Josef Nguyen on digital creative labor
    Adrienne Shaw wearing a black shirt, text reads Adrienne Shaw on Accessible Online Teaching
    Christopher Persaud wearing a floral shirt, text reads Christopher Persaud on Avoiding Burnout
    Sasha Costanza-Chock sitting in a photography studio, text reads Sasha Costanza-Chock on Design Justice

    #IoFAuthors at AoIR

    Aymar Jean Christian sitting at a desk, with chin on hand

    We are SO jazzed that the conference keynote is none other than #IoFAuthor and founder of Open TV Aymar Jean (AJ) Christian!

    His keynote address is Reparative Media: Cultivating Stories and Platforms to Heal our Culture and offers a wonderful preview of his forthcoming book, which we have been privileged to edit.

    Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, author of Border Tunnels: A Media Theory of the US–Mexico Underground

    • “Latinx Internet Studies”
    • “Whitexicans, or the Racial Politics of Digital Culture in Mexico”
    • Stay tuned for Juan’s upcoming Imagine Otherwise episode!

    Meryl Alper, author of Kids across the Spectrums: Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age and Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality

    • “‘Here to Have Fun and Fight Ableism’: #Autisktok User Bios as Neuroqueer Micro-Activist Platform Affordances” (with Jessica Sage Rauchberg, Ellen Simpson, Josh Guberman, and Sarah Feinberg)
    • Check out our interview with Meryl on Imagine Otherwise! 

    Kevin Driscoll, author of The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media (winner of the 2023 Nancy Baym Annual Book Award from AoIR)

    • “Dispatches from the Early Internet: Histories, Imaginaries, and Archaeologies” (moderating)

    André Brock, author of Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures (winner of the 2021 Nancy Baym Annual Book Award from AoIR)

    • “Ten Years of Critical Technocultural Discourse Analysis”
    • “Whiteness and Technology”

    Christopher J. Persaud, coeditor of Real Life in Real Time: Live Streaming Culture

    • “Panel: Sex” (moderating)

    Jabari Miles Evans, author of Hip Hop Civics

    • “These Girls (Strip) for the Clout: Exploring Aspirational, Emotional, and Erotic Labor of Black Women Hip-Hop Artists on OnlyFans”

    Jessa Lingel, author of An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of Craigslist

    • “Building an Alternative Social Media Network”


    Cover of Code Work, with a figure knitting next to a computer console covered in knitted fabrics
    Cover of Playful protest with a Latinx woman singing joyfully and boldly
    Cover of Real Life in Real Time, with pixelated video game image
    Cover of Kids Across the Spectrums, with multicolored outlines of children raising their arms above their heads
    Cover of Death Glitch, with multicolored pixelated glitch image
    Cover of Doing Black Digital Humanities with Radical Intentionality, with multicolored painting of a femme person's face tipped back
    Cover of The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy, with a pixelated car driving out of a tablet screen
    Cover of The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media, with text in pixelated font and video game icons
    Cover of Picture Research, with a lens and film strip
    Cover of In Case of Emergency: How Technologies Media Crisis and Normalize Inequality, with bullhorn emergency alarm system on bright yellow background
    Cover of Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet, with black and red text on parchment paper with fold creases
    Cover of Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity, with a broadband tower in the middle of a corn field stretching to the sky
    Cover of Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies, with illustrations of sexual technologies and fossils
    Cover of Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media, with a group performance overlaid with symbols
    Cover of Networked Feminism: How Digital Media Makers Transformed Gender Justice Movements, with a phone screen overlaid on a protest crowd
    Cover of Left to Our Own Devices: Coping with Insecure Work in a Digital Age, with silhouettes of two people on their phones shaking hands
    Cover of Human-Centered Data Science: An Introduction, with faceless profile illustrations in octagons
    Cover of Catherine Knight Steele's book Digital Black Feminism
    Cover of Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, with purple and pink writing on black background
    Cover of Play Like a Feminist, with a video game character with hair of snakes like Medusa
    Cover of Seeing Human Rights, with close up on camera lens
    Cover of Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures, with a multilayered film work against a screen
    Cover of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming, with multicolored abstract shapes
    Cover of Gaming Sexism: Gender and Identity in the Era of Casual Video Games, with Rosie the Riveter wearing a gaming glove
    Cover of Bring the World to the Child: Technologies of Global Citizenship in American Education, with a student looking through a viewfinder to a ship in a canal
    Cover of An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist, with blue text on white background
    Cover of Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures, with young person looking down at a hologram tablet held up by their hand
    Cover of Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, with medieval images of people dancing with skeletons
    Cover of Rainbow Arcade: Over 30 Years of Queer Video Game History, with video game character shooting rainbow orb out of their hands
    Cover of Video Games Have Always Been Queer, with multicolored video game items and illustrations on blue background

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