It’s great to be on board for the ISA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore. I thought I would drop my abstract below for this, where I’m exploring the object as a way to think around malware and its implications for cybersecurity and a malware politics.
As I am going to be busy on fieldwork over the next year, I have decided to limit where I am going to be and focus on doing some ethnographic research. This means I will only be taking on limited activities outside of my core PhD. Thus, I have taken on more requests in the last year to be involved with projects, talks, and debates which will now take a back seat – don’t be offended if I say no! Therefore the only things I will be going to over the next 9-12 months will be:
- YATA Seminar on ‘NATO’s Future Challenges’ (Berlin, Germany – November 2016)
- International Studies Association (ISA) panel on ‘Modular Performances of Security’ with my paper on ‘Malicious Modulation: Collusions of a Laboratory’ (Baltimore, USA – February 2017)
- Association of American Geographers (AAG) with my CfP on ‘Curating (in)security: Unsettling Geographies of Cyberspace’ and possibly presenting on another panel (Boston, USA – April 2017)
All of these pieces will be focusing on the more ‘human’ sides of malware, and how malware interacts with us, particularly in what is typically to be deemed to be political to develop a core tenet of my work.