Welcome to the ICA Preconference on Sharing: A keyword for the digital age, to be held at the University of Washington, Seattle on Thursday, May 22 2014. 
The preconference is sponsored by the Department of Communication, University of Washington, and by the ICA divisions of Popular Culture and Philosophy, Theory and Critique.
Registration costs only $70, and includes coffee breaks, lunch and transport to and from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and the University of Washington campus. You can register here (registration to the main ICA conference is not required – you can just come to this preconference if you want).
Preconference chairs: Nicholas A. John (Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and Wolfgang Sützl (School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University, USA)
Preconference hashtag: #sharingpreconf
Questions? Contact us.
Transport to the venue will leave from the Union Street entrance of the Sheraton Hotel at 8am prompt, returning to the hotel very shortly after the end of the preconference.
 8:45-9:00 Arrival and registration – HUB 340
 9:00-10:15 Welcoming remarks from Nicholas A. John, Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

You are What You Can Access: Sharing and Collaborative Consumption
Russell Belk, Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

10:15-11:15 Session 1
Chair: Wolfgang SützlThe dynamics of sharing practices in networked culture

Jenny Kennedy, The Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Does sharing relate to privacy? Conceptualizing sharing through reader comments to online news

Kelly Quinn & Renee Powers, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

11:15-11:35 Coffee break
11:35-12:50 Parallel sessions
Chair: Wolfgang Sützl
Location: HUB 340Sharing, secrecy and social media: A case from the 2012 Olympic Games 

Katerina Girginova, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Why we do not share: Disclosure avoidance on Facebook

Funda Kivran-Swaine, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, USA, Judd Antin & Loi Sessions Goulet, Facebook, USA

When sharing becomes excessive: Exploring the relationship between oversharing on Facebook and users’ intention to leave the site

Carmina Rodriguez Hidalgo, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Chair: Nicholas John

Location: CMU 126

Breaking bad: Dialogues between piracy practices and cultures of sharing 

Liana Gross Furini, Roberto Tietzmamm & Vanessa Amália Dalpizol Valiati, University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil

Sharing sells: Independent artists’ practices of online participation

Erin Klawitter, School of Communication, Northwestern University, USA

Access versus ownership: Changing practices of work, consumption and political participation in the Italian context

Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

12:50-14:00 Lunch break (Mary Gates Hall Commons)
14:00-15:15 Parallel sessions
Chair: Nicholas John
Location: HUB 340Sharing, play and the magic circle 

Robert Moses Peaslee, College of Media & Communications, Texas Tech University, USA

Information sharing, community development, and deindividuation in the eLearning domain

Nicole A .Cooke, The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, USA

Sharing and intimacy flows in the reconstruction of the past

Patrick Enaholo, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria & Nwachukwu Egbunike, Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Chair: Wolfgang Sützl

Location: CMU 126

The making of chefs out of “street food vendors” in YouTube video sharing: Visiting Foodies’ experiences of NYC street food

Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada

Sharing photos, sharing experiences: What people do with images 

Katharina Lobinger, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany

Sharing entanglements: From designer to data

Marlia Banning, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

15:30-16:45 Session 4

Chair: Nicholas John

Location: HUB 340Technologies for sharing: Lessons from quantified self for the political economy of platforms 

Kristen Barta & Gina Neff, Department of Communication, University of Washington, USA

Sharing in spirit: Kopimism’s religious and legal antecedents

Aram Sinnreich, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers, USA

The anti-economy of sharing 

Wolfgang Sützl, School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University, USA

16:45-17:00 Closing remarks – Russell Belk

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