2014 – Sussex

So Gikii!

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

Draft programme.

Sunday 31st August

6.30 pm. Pre-conference drinks

Fortune of War, Brigthon, BN1 1NB.

September 1st

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.

September 2nd

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

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