The 4S 2021 conference will be a virtual meeting, with opportunities for online socializing, as well as a tool kit for regional in-person meet ups and watch parties to supplement the conference.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds.” The conference theme asks, what does it mean in practice to strive towards good relations as humans, with technologies, in our modes of knowing, within environments, across distance, and with other-than-humans? When we speak of good relations, we address ethics of care, frameworks of responsibility, and solidarity that span disciplinary and subject boundaries. We invite these reflections in relationship to the insurgence of white supremacy, the intensity of grief, and continuing struggles against long standing oppressions at personal and structural scales.
If you are on the conference program as a presenter, discussant, organizer, or chair, you must register in order to participate.