Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners to think conceptually and critically about the interrelationships between the Web and society. We deeply value public engagement, and consider insights from academics, non-academics, and non-“tech theorists” alike to be equally valuable.
The first Theorizing the Web conference was held in 2011 at the University of Maryland, as was the second in 2012. In 2013, the conference moved to New York, where it was hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. In 2014 we moved outside of institutional settings into a Windmill Studios warehouse in Brooklyn and expanded to two full days of programming. The 2015 event moved back to Manhattan, on the Bowery, to the then-unfinished new International Center of Photography space. In 2016 and 2017, we’re at our third borough, in the beautiful spaces within the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.