[re-search] The INC is looking for an intern for Society of the Query #2

Serena Westra serena at networkcultures.org
Tue May 21 12:27:49 CEST 2013

Hi everyone,

The INC is looking for an intern, starting on August 26 to work on Society
of the Query #2: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/query/

*Internship at INC*
Institute of Network Cultures (INC) is a media research centre that
actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research,
events, publications and online dialogue. INC was founded in 2004 by media
theorist Geert Lovink as part of the Amsterdam University of Applied
Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). The institute acts as a framework
sustaining several research projects, conferences, meetings and

*The institute is looking for a research intern with production skills and
overall research skills for the Society of the Query #2 conference. The
internship runs for 3 months to half a year (to be decided on), and starts
August 26, 2013.*

[image: Society of the

*Society of the Query #2*
On November 7th and 8th 2013 the Institute of Network Cultures will
organize the second Society of the Query event, focusing on online search,
search engines and alternatives strategies. The aim of Society of the Query
is not only to open up new perspectives by bringing together scholars from
different relevant disciplines (e.g. information science, sociology, media
and communication) but also to increase the public’s awareness and
knowledge about the societal and cultural implications of web search. This
will include artistic approaches, which may help us to question this highly
routinized practice.

In 2009, the conference Society of the Query has already tackled a number
of these questions. While this has contributed to a better understanding of
the impact of search engines, many open questions remain and the dynamics
in this field have led to new ones: How does the rise of the social web
affect search engines and the practices around them? Which consequences do
innovations like personalization, localization or autocomplete have? How
can we re-think the established search routines? With the second conference
and the publication of a reader in the beginning of 2014 answers are sought
and the debate around web search is restarted.

For more information about Society of the Query visit:

For the event to be organized on the 7nd and 8th of November 2013 Amsterdam
INC is looking for a *JUNIOR RESEARCHER (internship), with PRODUCTION

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, inquisitive and precise
(former) student with knowledge and interests in the field of new media. As
the conference has an international scope, active English skills are
required, in speaking and writing. You are strong socially and
theoretically. The Institute of Network Cultures offers you the possibility
for an internship of a period of 3 months to half a year (to be decided
on), starting from August 26, 2013.

*Research tasks:*
• Attend meetings • write literature reviews on subjects related to the
Society of the Query research initiative • collect interesting and relevant
literature • assist the program committee with writing the program (which
will be published on the website and in print) • write contributions for
the Society of the Query blog

*Production tasks:
*• attend meetings • work as part of the organizational team • prepare the
congress location • be responsible for registration • assist at developing
and executing a communication plan • add and update the program to the blog

The internship will take up 4 days a week. Less days is negotiable. Please
note that the workload will be less in the beginning of the internship,
building up towards a few weeks of full-time work around the actual event.

For further information you can contact Miriam Rasch:
miriam at networkcultures.org.
Applications: if you are interested please send your motivation (1 page)
and your CV to
miriam at networkcultures.org by the 9th of June 2013.

Projectondersteuning Institute of Network Cultures
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
serena at networkcultures.org
s.westra2 at hva.nl
Niet aanwezig op maandag, dinsdag en vrijdag.
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