Thomas Streeter

Some Conference Activities and Presentations
 
  • "The Net Effect," an author-meets-critics panel at the Eastern Sociological Society's annual meeting, Boston, March 22, 2013.
  • Panel participant and co-organizer, “Technology, Gender, and Labor: A Panel Discussion,” Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, Friday, October 26th, 2012 (video here).
  • “The Internet and the Habitus of the New: What Would Pierre Bourdieu Say About Facebook?” a talk to the MIT Comparative Media Studies Colloquium, Oct. 11, 2012 (audio here).
  • “The Net Effect, or Why, Really, Do We Love Steve Jobs?” a talk to the Speculative Futures symposium, UCSB, MAY 11, 2012.
  • "Capitalism, Passions, and the Social Construction of the Internet," a paper presented to the Association for Cultural Studies' "Crossroads" conference, Hong Kong, June 2010.
  • "The History of the Internet in the History of the Internet," invited presentation to the Harvard-Mit-Yale Cyber Scholar Working Group, Yale Law School, New Haven Connecticut, March 26th, 2009.
  • "A Story of One's Own: the Dean Campaign and the Internet as a Social Narrative Technology," a paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Canada, October 13, 2007.
  • "Theories and Internet Politics: From Echo Chambers to Interpretive Communities," (with Zephyr Teachout), a paper presented at the conference "Media in Transition 5" at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachussetts, April 28, 2007.
  • "Revisiting Selling the Air," a paper presented to the panel "Milestones in Communications Policy Research Revisited" at the International Communication Association meeting in New York City, May 2005.
  • "U.S. Policy Discourse and Modes of Morality," a paper presented to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, UK, March 31- April 3, 2005.
  • "Cultural studies and copyright: on the politics of 'the ownership society'," a paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in November, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Response to Susan Whiting, CEO of Nielsen Media Research, at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Communications Forum event titled "What's  Happening to Prime Time?," April 17th, 2003. (Audio online at http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/nielsen.html.)
  • "Does Capitalism need Irrational Exuberance?: Business Culture and the Internet in the 1990s," a paper delivered on June 14, 2002, to the conference on "Capitalism and Communication in the Twenty First Century" in Honor of Nicholas Garnham at the University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London, UK.
  • "Copyright and Convergence: How Intellectual Property is Replacing Channels as the Underpinning of Market Power in Electronic Media," a paper delivered to the Annual Convention of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies on March 6, 2003, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • "The Net Effect: the Internet and the New White Collar Style," a paper delivered to the workshop on Information Technology and Society at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study, June 8-10, 2001 (http://www.sss.ias.edu/publications/papers/paper14.pdf).
  • "Open Software, Intellectual Property, and the Politics of Creativity," invited paper presented on the symposium, "Infiltrating Digital Systems," at the Annenberg Center of the University of Southern California, Oct. 22, 1999.
  • "Media, Intellectual Property, and Culture in the U.S.: Towards a Politics of Creativity," paper delivered to the conference on "The Humanities, Arts and Public Culture in Two Hemispheres," July 5-7, 1999, Brisbane, Australia.
  • "What's in a Name?: The culture of business, the business of culture, and the politics of internet commercialization," paper delivered to the American Studies Association annual meeting, Nov. 22, 1998, Seattle, Washington.
  • "Culture, Media, and Law," workshop coordinated for the conference: New Approaches to International Law, May 9-10, 1997, at Harvard Law School.