Early October 2016 was a blast for internet research in Berlin. We present you the highlights! Together with our partners at Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research we hosted #AoIR2016 – the prestigous annual conference of the Association for Internet Researchers (AoIR). 2016 was the first time this gathering of the best in internet research was taking place in Germany – and immediatedly it became the biggest conference of its sort: Almost 600 participants from 30 countries, more than 100 sessions. Berlin was buzzing.
— Frederike (@F_Kaltheuner) October 5, 2016
Already on Wednesday, the pre-conference workshops brought together more than 250 people in 7 workshops and colloquiums – and a squeaking chair.
— InternetPolicyReview (@PolicyR) 5. Oktober 2016
— Jean Burgess (@jeanburgess) October 5, 2016
— Claus Schaale (@cschaale) October 5, 2016
— Carolin Gerlitz (@cgrltz) October 5, 2016
— AoIR Chair (@AoIRChair) October 8, 2016
On Wednesday night, more than 500 internet researchers gathered at Humboldt University’s Audimax for the kick-off of the conference, featuring a keynote by Jose van Dijck on ‘platform society’.
— Steve Jones (@s_t_e_v_e_jones) October 5, 2016
— Jenny Stromer-Galley (@profjsg) 5. Oktober 2016
— Axel Bruns (@snurb_dot_info) 5. Oktober 2016
— Nora Madison (@theoryofnora) October 5, 2016
On Thursday night it was time for the public panel. Playing along the conference theme, Kate Crawford, Fieke Jansen, Carolin Gerlitz discussed ‘Who rules the internet?”. The Big 5, algorithms and artificial intelligence, agency and politics were key ingredients of a lively debate. And some of us even met robots on our way back home.
— Julia Kloiber (@j_kloiber) October 8, 2016
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— Fiona Suwana (@fionasuwana) October 6, 2016
An online company saying 'we respect your privacy' is like an oil company saying 'we respect the environment' #AoIR2016 is epic
— David Garcia (@dgarcia_eu) October 6, 2016
— Andrea L. Guzman (@TeachGuz) October 6, 2016
— Zizi Papacharissi (@zizip) 6. Oktober 2016
From Thursday through Saturday the conference featured not less than 100 sessions on all things of internet research.
— Nele Heise (@neleheise) October 6, 2016
— Katrin Tiidenberg (@kkatot) October 6, 2016
— Zizi Papacharissi (@zizip) October 6, 2016
— Christian Katzenbach (@ckatzenbach) October 6, 2016
Of all the conferences I attend, #AoIR2016 has the highest ratio of "I wish I'd written that" to "I wish I had a drink right about now."
— Aram Sinnreich ❤️✊?? (@aram) October 6, 2016
— Elizabeth Wissinger (@betsywiss) October 8, 2016
"If Instagram goes away, what will your studies mean?" That is why we need to tie our work to social theory. #AoIR2016
— Jeff Hemsley (@JeffHemsley) October 7, 2016
— wishcrys (@wishcrys) October 8, 2016
— katie warfield (@katie_warfield) October 8, 2016
— Tamara Shepherd (@tshepski) October 8, 2016
— Maria Schreiber (@perceptionalize) October 8, 2016
And there’s a party. As the AoIR prez emphasised in three of the 99 conference planning sessions: “AoIR people want to dance!” Berlin knows for sure now: They do!
— wishcrys (@wishcrys) October 7, 2016
This reception is why I love AoIR. #AoIR2016
— Andrea L. Guzman (@TeachGuz) October 7, 2016
— Cornelius Puschmann (@cbpuschmann) October 7, 2016
Impressions (Our Top 25 Pictures)
Find more pictures on our facebook page.
— Christian Katzenbach (@ckatzenbach) October 11, 2016
— Axel Bruns (@snurb_dot_info) October 5, 2016
— Jenny Stromer-Galley (@profjsg) October 8, 2016
— Carolin Gerlitz (@cgrltz) October 7, 2016
— HIIG (@hiig_berlin) October 8, 2016
— POLI (@internet_policy) 11. Oktober 2016
The main career advice I give emerging scholars is "find your people". #aoir2016 is pretty much what I mean by that. Safe travels everyone.
— Jean Burgess (@jeanburgess) October 9, 2016
Hey can we go on to Estonia right away ? I don’t want #AoIR2016 to end.
— Axel Bruns (@snurb_dot_info) October 8, 2016
— Ericka (@erickaakcire) October 8, 2016
— Anne Helmond (@silvertje) October 8, 2016
— Christian Katzenbach (@ckatzenbach) October 10, 2016
— Aram Sinnreich ❤️✊?? (@aram) October 9, 2016
☁️ ❤?❤ #AoIR2016 ❤?❤ ?
— AoIR trains (@AoIR_trains) October 9, 2016
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