Head South, Get Your Geek On – it’s SoGikII!
SoGikII: Law, Communication Technologies and Culture, is a one day advanced research conference to be held on Tuesday 9 June, 2009, in Sydney, Australia, hosted by the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of New South Wales.
All your favourite bits from the Northern-flavoured GikIIs will be on the menu at GikII ‘Down Under’ (‘yuk, spew’ say locals to this term, but you aliens seem to like it) – provocative intellectual debate, incisive legal analysis and LOLcats – all dished up with a generous serving of pop culture.
GikII noobs be warned: this is a conference with the boring bits left out, and the level of ‘geek’ cranked right up. (GikII, FWIW, is the tragic love-spawn of an Information Institute and a ligil geek.)
SoGikII will be chaired by David Vaile and Alana Maurushat, UNSW, with assistance from Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Southampton.
So if combining cyborgs, post-structuralism, the absurdity of patent law and beach views sounds like your idea of fun, please email your abstract of 500 words or less to Alana (a.maurushat [at] unsw.edu.au) and David (d.vaile [at] unsw.edu.au) by March 31, 2009. A great title is not enough – boring submissions will be shredded by the lolcat, and we send them out to be eatin’ ur dataz.
Notification of acceptance will be by email in April. A prize for the best lolcat will also be awarded – so start getting creative with your pets! For more information, visit www.cyberlawcentre.org/gikii/