Call For Papers
September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton
Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial system, or just another fad? Is privacy dead in the post-Snowden world? What has net neutrality ever done for me? Why did Facebook buy an over-sized virtual reality helmet? Where is my flying car? Who would win in a fight, Superman or Doctor Manhattan?
If you find yourself asking these and other similar questions, then Gikii is the place for you. We encourage papers that ask questions that would never be asked in other conferences. Our aim is to be as open and intuitive as possible. If you have a legal paper dealing with the interface between popular culture, science and technology, then Gikii is the place for you.
This year Gikii returns to the south of England and visits the alternative shores of Brighton.
Please send your abstracts (not exceeding 700 words) to Andres Guadamuz or Professor Lilian Edwards by
May June 1st 2014.
Fulton 104, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QU
Sunday 31st August
6.30 pm. Pre-conference drinks
Fortune of War, Brigthon, BN1 1NB.
9.30-10 Registration and refreshments
10-10.15 Welcome and introduction
10.15 – 11.30 – Regulation – Chair: Lilian Edwards
Andres Guadamuz, Everything I know about decentralization, I learned from animé
Monica Horten, If the dumb pipe is corroding what does the corroded pipe look like? Exploring a counter-vision of the future Internet
Jef Ausloos and Yung Shin Marleen Van Der Sype, Closing the circle: The relevancy of data protection in a fully transparent society
Daithí Mac Síthigh, Let Me Take a Shelfie: law and the first five years of Wired UK
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45 – 1 pm – Copyright – Chair Judith Rauhofer
Francis Davey, Are unauthorised sequels OK? Empirical exploration of copynorms and fan fiction
Khanuengnit Khaosaeng, Copyright Creativity and Online Fandom: May the fans be with you?
Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Academic piracy peer production of open access
Abbe Brown, Green Superheroes Data and Technology: spot the odd one out?
1 – 2.15 pm Lunch
2.15 – 3.30 pm – Virtuality- Chair Burkhard Schafer
Malavika Jayaram, The Gameification of Multistakeholderism
Jas Purewal, ‘First thing we do, we kill all the lawyers’: an interactive quiz show about the world’s worst Internet law developments.
Debra Benita Shaw, Complex Urban Figures: Crowds Flâneurs and Cyborgs
Catherine Easton “You will never walk again… but you will fly”: Human augmentation in the known world
3.30 – 4.00 – Coffee
4.00– 5.15 – Data – Chair: Caroline Wilson
Kim Barker, Amazon’s Prime or Amazon’s ‘Crime’?
Karen McCullagh, Care.data by Alan Smithee
Miranda Mowbray, Big Data: Darth Vader and the Green Cross Code Man
Edina Harbinja, Putting Her in Legal Chains: Where are the OS Terms of Service?
7.30 pm – Conference dinner
Indian Summer, 69 East St, BN1 1HQ, Brighton.
10 am – 11 am – Privacy – Chair Andres Guadamuz
Paul Bernal, Disney Princesses 2: Frozen and the Chilling Effect?
Judith Rauhofer, The Tomorrow People
Primavera De Filippi, Societies of Control: Nineteen Eighty Four 30 Years Later
11 am- 11.30 am – Coffee
11.30 am – 12.45pm Future Law – Chair: Daithí Mac Síthigh
Anna Ronkainen, Robot Judges Shmobot Judges
Derek McAuley, Law Is Not Enough
Burkhard Schafer, Surface detail – reflections on the virtualisation of punishment
12.45 – 2 pm Lunch
2 – 3.15 pm – Miscellaneous – Chair: Paul Bernal
Chris Marsden and Andres Guadamuz, Bitcoins: Ethereum or Ethereal? An investigation into the field or CAMPO
Caroline Wilson, Cross words: the Centenary Year
Alexandra Giannopoulou, We are all Diù: a tale of wiki edits disgrace and Greek politics
Andrew Adams, Sex is in the Brain of the Beholder
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Coffee
3.45 pm – 5.00 pm – Security – Chair: Chris Marsden
Ray Corrigan, Chocolate and national security
Huw Fryer, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon and Tim Chown, Malicious Web Pages: What if hosting providers could actually do something…
Reuben Kirkham, The Challenges of using Human Activity Recognition as Evidence
Wendy Grossman, We Deal with It by Talking about It: the Internet from a Damaged Perspective