• José F. Aldana-Montes, University of Malaga (Spain)
• Jean-Pierre Balpe, Biennale Internationale des Poètes en Val-de-Marne (France)
• Maurice Benayoun, CiTu and University of Paris I (France)
• Cherif Branki, University West of Scotland (UK)
• Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech (USA)
• Ron Burnett, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver (Canada)
• Moraima Campbell-Dávila, Monterrey Tech at Monterrey (Mexico)
• Arcángel Constantini, Inmerso, Museo Tamayo (Mexico)
• Rogerio da Costa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil)
• Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
• Dana Diminescu, Telecom ParisTech (France)
• Abderrezak Dourari, CNPLET (Algeria)
• Fernando Gamboa-Rodríguez, UNAM (Mexico)
• Gustavo Garduño-Oropeza, Red ALYC (Mexico)
• Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa (Canada)
• Mohammad Essaaidi , FS- Tetouan University (Morocco)
• Jacques Ibanez-Bueno, University of Savoie, Annecy (France)
• Geun Sik Jo, INHA University (Korea)
• Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria)
• Joasia Krysa, KURATOR and University of Plymouth (UK)
• Sylvie Lelu-Merviel, Université de Valenciennes (France)
• Pierre Lévy, University of Ottawa (Canada)
• Robert K. Logan, University of Toronto (Canada)
• Alvise Mattozzi, Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy)
• Stuart Moulthrop, University of Baltimore (USA)
• Gianluca Mura, Politecnico di Milano University (Italy)
• Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
• Stéphane Natkin, CNAM / ENJMIN, Ecole des Jeux en France (France)
• Fritz Laux, Reutlingen University (Germany)
• Everardo Reyes-García, Monterrey Tech at Toluca (Mexico)
• Bernhard Rieder, University of Paris VIII (France)
• Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII (France)
• Jin G. Shon, Korea National Open University (KNOU) (South Korea)
• Mirko Tobias Schaefer, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
• Moncef Temani, Institut superieur d'informatique, Tunis (Tunisia)
• Khaldoun Zreik, University of Paris VIII (France)
The Web may be conceived as an expansive object, an extended space that reaches nearly every domain of life and concerns many different scientific disciplines. This space can be described according to data structures, visual surfaces, algorithmic processes, cultural uses, means and venue for artistic expressions and site of human-computer interaction. While some of these categories correspond to the specific interests and demands of certain fields of inquiry, they also have a practical dimension that goes beyond the confines of academic disciplines and implies the crossing of very different perspectives. One of the most interesting questions is indeed the way in which practices of production and use influence and re/shape each other as well as the tools and media themselves.
From this general starting point, we aim at exploring the social dimension of Web applications as well as the interaction and co-existence of humans with artificial agents – interfaces, algorithms, information architectures – forming socio-technical hybrids that are increasingly difficult to dissect. And our research tools and methods have themselves become hybrid. Mixtures of brains, knowledge and research software make sense of the growing piles of data; they produce new and innovative ways to explore and visualize information and to make the Web comprehensible; and they generate theoretical metaphors aim at understanding the space they are operating in.
Among our activities, we organized Web Studies 2010, 1st. international congress on Web Studies.
• Dr. Everardo Reyes-Garcia // everardo.reyes[at]itesm.mx
Eduardo Monroy #2000. Col. San Antonio Buenavista. 50110 Toluca, Mexico
• Dr. Imad Saleh // imad.saleh[at]univ-paris8.fr
2, rue de la Liberté. 93526 Saint-Denis Cedex 02, France
The 1st international congress on Web Studies was held at Monterrey Tech in Toluca, Mexico. It aimed at providing a venue for researchers and professionals from different backgrounds for discussion, study, practical demonstrations, sharing, and exchange on new developments and theories regarding the World Wide Web. The congress therefore invited contributions from a heterogeneous set of fields and domains such as: Web systems, computational intelligence, human-computer interaction, digital theory, Web sociology, and well as interactive and digital arts. It also encouraged contributions from businesses and organizations.
Here you will find valuable material produced during Web Studies 2010.
Web Studies 2011 will be held in Paris, France. The final date and venue are still to be announced.