Domains 2019 Conference

Back to the Future

June 10-11, 2019

21c Museum Hotel
Durham, NC

You're Invited

Welcome Letter from Reclaim Hosting

Reclaim Hosting is very excited to be running our second Domains event in 2019. We figured it was high time to get together again and we’re hoping this provides a fun and creative opportunity to explore a wide range of topics in educational technology. We are framing this event around the theme of going “Back to the Future,” a dreamvision of technoir and utopianism wherein the neon possibilities of EdTechs past merge with the shadowy data that reflects the uncertain futures of data ownership, privacy, access, targeted teaching tools, cloud infrastructures, as well as the home video market!

The conference will be held on June 10th and 11th at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, and we hope you can make it. You can see the call for presentations below, but we want to make a concerted effort to encourage folks to submit not only presentation and panels, but also dynamic talks that use art and technology to communicate their message. Our featured speakers, to be announced anon, will be using art and interactive explorations to interrogate their topics and we hope that those of you considering presenting will follow suit.

Looking forward to see you in June so we can Reclaim a little creative fun in the conference space with an eye towards what’s to come in edtech.

P.S. – If you bring your old VHS, Betamax, and/or laserdiscs we will be sure to reward you with Reclaim Video Swag.

P.P.S. – And if you bring a Selectavision disc, then you will earn our undying respect for ever and ever!

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Conference Topics

Event Focus

IndieWeb

A people-focused alternative to the corporate web. IndieWeb technologies focus on ownership of your data and control about where it is published.

Containers and the Cloud

Technologies like Docker and other potential futures in hosting that provide a virtual environment for running applications and platforms.

Learning Tools

Simple online learning tools that provide a low-barrier way to build capacity in the classroom.

Privacy & Surveillance

How do we build spaces that can empower individuals in both the public but also the private sphere? What are the implications for an open web that exposes vulnerability and demands literacy of data privacy?

Accessibility

Access is a key component of creating an open web for all. How do we build for all communities and speak with our actions?

Data Ownership

Who owns the work we grade? The work we teach? Where can the work we do live on after the semester comes to a close or the student graduates and who decides when and why it is removed?

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Art installation can encompass a wide range of approaches with (or without) interactive media so we will be sure to follow-up with presenters who submit this option to discuss any specific needs as well as any limits of the space.

Call for Presentations invites individual or group submissions. As part of your submission please describe the format you plan to use for your paper (presentation, panel, debate, interview, etc.). Creative formats that actively engage the audience are encouraged. Identify which conference topic your paper fits within from the Event Focus section above.

15 min presentation, followed 10 min of Q&A/discussion.

Call for Presentations invites individual or group submissions. As part of your submission please describe the format you plan to use for your paper (presentation, panel, debate, interview, etc.). Creative formats that actively engage the audience are encouraged. Identify which conference topic your paper fits within from the Event Focus section above.

45 min presentation, followed by 15 min of Q&A / discussion.

Submit your work below:

“The Web, and our culture, and our systems of education are bound up with each other and … they demand a particular responsibility of us.”