Hey interwebs, I’m looking for a third person to join in on a conference panel I’m brainstorming. It would be for the Digital Humanities Conference coming up at ANU in late March, although the proposals are due relatively soon (11 November). My basic idea was to give 3 papers on the joint theme of expectations and assumptions of privacy in online communities. My paper would discuss how privacy and confidentiality were conceptualised in the vidding community, and I’ve got a comrade from UOW to join in on Australian undergraduate’s understandings of privacy on Facebook. I have imagined the panel as dealing not so much with privacy law or possibilities, but rather with evidence-based and contextualised cases where users have to engage with privacy in their internet use. Of course, a more abstract / theoretical paper dealing with expectations of privacy might match well with two evidence / ethnographic-based papers as well.
Is anyone out there doing research in this area who might like to provide the third paper on this (or a similar) topic? Drop me a comment or an email at fanthropology (at) gmail (dot) com.