99 presentations. 61 cities. 24 countries
40. (April 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands). EUCxInspire Speaker on ‘Silicon Valley’s human laboratories,’ Seeing the Unseen, Sponsored by the Erasmus University College
39. (April 2017, Oslo, Norway). Keynote on 'digital cultures for social activism and change in the global South,' Social Media and Social Movements: Leadership, Transnationalism and the Oromo Quest for Transformation Conference, Sponsored by the Oromo Studies Association.
38. (Feb 2017, Paris, France). Speaker on 'Digital cultures, communities and the commons,' Numerique & Diversité culturelle [Digital & Cultural Diversity], Sponsored by the Collège des Bernardins.
37. (Jan 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands). Keynote on ‘Is there such a thing as an academic activist?” Stepping outside of academia. Media and culture in everyday life, Sponsored by Research School for Media Studies (RMeS) Winter School
36. (Nov 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland). Keynote on ‘Databased democracies in the Global South,’ Sponsored by the University of Jyväskylä
35. (Nov 2016, Rotterdam Netherlands). TEDx Speaker on ‘Who is in charge of the future of the internet?’
34. (June 2016, Beijing, China). Speaker on 'Slumdog romance: Facebook love and digital privacy in the global south,' The 2nd International conference on Communication and the Public: Body, Lived Space, and Mobile Media, Sponsored by Penn Wharton China Center
33. (June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan). Speaker on 'The politics of algorithms in shaping citizenship in the global South,' Algorithms, Automation and Politics Preconference, (June 8), Sponsored by the European Research Council and the Oxford Internet Institute
32. (April 2016, Philadelphia, USA). Speaker on 'Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture,' Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Sponsored by the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC)
30. (Jan 2016, London, UK). Speaker on digital marketing, Technology and the Art Market seminar, Sponsored by Christies
29. (Oct 2015, Rhodes, Greece). Keynote on 'Digital Media, Digital Transition and Internet of Things,''13th Annual Session Dialogue of Civilizations Sponsored by World Public Forum
28. (May 2015, Vienna, Austria). Keynote on 'Big data Commons and the global South,' the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, The Information Society at the Crossroads, Sponsored by the Vienna University of Technology
27. (May 2015, Essen, Germany). International conference on The Art Museum and Its New Publics, Sponsored by Museum Folkwang
26. (Feb 2015, Berkeley). Keynote at the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society on Big Data and the Politics of Participation in a Digital Age (23-24 Feb), University of California at Berkeley, Sponsored by the Conference Advisory Board and Common Ground Publishing
25. (Jan 2015, Bangalore). Keynote on 'Nobody knows Snowden! Digital Privacy, Surveillance and Big data policy in Emerging Economies,' Sponsored by Global Communication Association Conference
24. (Nov 2014, Göttingen). Colloquium on Cybercultures in India, Sponsored by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
22. (June 2014, Rotterdam). 'The Leisure Commons for the Uncommon New Publics' for the IMISCOE Research Initiative Information and Communication Technologies and Migration, Erasmus University Rotterdam
21. (Nov 2013, London). Mapping Cultural Consumers Online Symposium,Sponsored by the Dept of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, Kings College London
20. (Nov 2013, Moscow). "The Leisure Factory: Production in the Digital Age' for the conference Between Labour and Leisure: Towards the New Economy of Salvation.Sponsored by the Research Group ‘Labour, Knowledge and Leisure in Postindustrial Society’, Higher School of Economics.
18. (Sept 2013, Utah). 2013 Frontiers of New Media symposium, The Beginning and End(s) of the Internet: Surveillance, Censorship, and the Future of Cyber-Utopia, Organized by the Dept. of History and Dept. of Communication at the University of Utah; Sponsored by Simmons Media Group
16. (May 2013, Zurich). "Are we all connoisseurs now? The changing landscape of art expertise in the digital age," Expertise In Judgment of Art: History, Technology, Law and the Market' Sponsored by the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA).
14. (June, 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands). "How to become an "excellent" young academic researcher?" with Poruthiyil Prabhir Vishnu (Development Studies), Elke Geraerts (Psychology), Steven van de Walle (Public Administration), Willem Schinkel (Sociology), Maureen Sie (Philosophy), Bregje van Eekelen (History); The debate will be led by Koen Stapelbroek (Public Administration). Organized by the Erasmus Graduate School for the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences.
13. (May 2012, Amman, Jordan). Keynote on "Capitalizing on contested identities for business innovation" at the West-Asia-North African Forum. Chaired by Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation.
12. (March 2012: Michigan, USA). "Learning, leisure and new technology adoption and usage". Sponsored by MSU’s College of Education.
11. (March 2012: New Jersey, USA). Reconfiguring village studies - "Rural Poverty = Information Poverty? Computers as new knowledge brokers in rural India".Sponsored by the Cornell Institute for Social Science. (download PDF)
10. (Oct 2011: New Orleans, USA). Social Informatics Awarded Paper 'Digital Gods: The making of a medical fact for rural diagnostic software,' the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) conference.
9. (Sept 2011: London, UK). Speaker on expertise; Symposium on Uncertainity in the art markets and the role of Art Experts in Information evaluation in the Digital Age. Sponsored by Sotheby’s Institute of Artand organized by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
8. (May, 2011: Seattle, USA). Speaker on "Busyness in cybercafes: An Indian Context," Slow Down, You Move Too Fast: Rethinking the culture of Busyness and IT ; Sponsored by Cornell University: National Science Foundation (NSF). (download PDF)
7. (Amman/Beirut, 2011). Keynote at the Chamber of Commerce of the Social Economic Council in Beirut and Leaders of Tomorrow, a youth-oriented non-profit . Sponsored by The Netherlands Institute in Beirut.
6. Netherlands, Rotterdam. Erasmus University
(Oct 2010) Guest lecture on "Communication in the Art Gallery business: A practitioner perspective," Cultural Economics Program, Erasmus University
(Dec 2010) Guest lecture on 'digitalization within the art world,' Cultural Economics Program, Erasmus University.
(Jan 2010) Guest lecture on 'Global Education Greenhouse: An online global curriculum initiative' honors program.
(Feb 2009) Guest lecture on " methodology: observation in the field"
5. (June, 2010: Amman Jordan). Keynote on 'New Media in Higher Education.' Sponsored by the Jordan Ministry of Higher Education in partnership with The Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC).
4. (June, 2010: California USA). Media & Social responsibility in the Age of the Financial Crisis with Douglas Kellner, Jonathan Taplin, Kamran Mofid, Christopher Kosovich & Meena Ahmadzai and moderated by Yahya Kamalipour at the Globalization for the Common Good Conference, California Lutheran University.
3. (Nov. 2009: Manipal India). Rethinking the Media Manifesto for an Equitable World Order, Manipal University, India; Sponsored by Manipal State Board.
2. (Aug. 2007: New York USA ). Academic Publications Panel with Prof. John Black, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications & Education, Columbia University. Sponsored by theSpencer Foundation.
1. (2005: New York USA). Digital Language Learning Roundtable Conference ,Sponsored by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
59. (May 2017, San Diego, USA). 'Is there a global digital privacy culture? Facebook Ecologies at the margins of Brazil and India', International Communication Association (ICA), (25-29 May), San Diego, CA, USA
58. (April, Edinburgh, Scotland). (with Shihomeka, S). 'Mobile Social Media and Digital Literacy in Namibia’s Regional Politics', Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag (27-28 April), Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.
57. (Jan, Tilburg, NL). (with Shihomeka, S). 'Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide: A Semi-ethnographic Analysis of Youth Participation in Politics in the Ohangwena Region, Namibia', Etmaal 2017: Innovative Methods in Communication Research (26-27 Jan), Tilburg, The Netherlands.
56. (Oct 2016, Berlin, Germany). Arora, P. 'Digital privacy and citizenship: Comparing facebook practices across low-income contexts in India and Brazil. In organized panel with Aswin Punathambekar, Sahana Udupa, Ralph Schroeder, & Sangeet Kumar, ‘Asymmetries of power and the reshaping of the political,” , ‘Asymmetries of power and the reshaping of the political,” Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (5-9 October), Berlin
55. (June 2016, Kobe, Japan). Arora, P. 'The everyday struggles of citizenship in the digital public sphere: Navigating digital privacy and political activism in India and Brazil', Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday, The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (2-5 June), Kobe, Japan.
54. (June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan). Segers, I., & Arora, P. 'Smashing patriarchy with cell phones? – Critique of dominant technofeminist perspectives on mobile phone-enabled women’s empowerment programmes in Bangladesh,' Feminist Studies Division, International Communication Association ICA (9-13 June), Fukuoka, Japan.
53. (October 2015, Amsterdam). Arora, P., Rangaswamy, N., & Scheiber, L.'Slumdog romance, politics and digital privacy among marginalized Brazilian and Indian youth,' Amsterdam Privacy Conference (23-26 Oct), Amsterdam, NL.
52. (April 2015, New York, USA). Arora & Vermeylen, 'Do we still need art historians? Connoisseurship and art expertise in the digital and global art market,' Art Market Studies: Art History’s Salvation or Doom? (April 18), Christie's New York.
51. (Nov, 2014, New York, USA). 'Factory Pleasure Gardens, Social Visionaries and Emotional Labor: A Historical Investigation of ‘Playbor’ Geographies,' Digital Labor, Sweatshops, Picket Lines, and Barricades (Nov 13-15),
50. (Oct 2014, Amsterdam). 'Aspirational Geographies of the Global South: A Digital and Creative Interplay by Marginalized Youth,’ Inverting Globaization conference, Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies.
49. (Oct 2014, South Korea). Arora & Vermeylen, 'New information brokers and art narratives: Implications of searching online for art information,' Panel on The Art World 2.0,' Internet Research 15, Association of Internet Researchers, (23-25 Oct).
48. (Aug 2014, San Francisco, USA). 'Gated publics, walled gardens and the dilemma of privacy in the digital age', Media Sociology Conference, ASA, (August 15)
47. (July 2014, Hyderabad, India). Venkatraman, S., Rangaswamy, N., & Arora, P. "Polymedia: A Perspective through Filial Relationships at Panchagrami" Participatory Communication Research Section, IAMCR, (July 15-19)
46. (July 2014, Okohama, Japan). 'The Leisure Commons: The Makings of a Democratic and Global Fantasyscape in the Digital Age,' ISA World Congress of Sociology
45. (June 2014, London, UK). Goijarts & Arora, 'Commercialism, Cultural Memory and Social Media: The case of Burberry. Creating Cultures,' Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King’s College London, UK
44. (June 2014, Amsterdam). 'Digital Activism and the Public Leisure Sphere,' Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space conference, University of Amsterdam and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science.
43. (May 2014, Seattle, USA). 'Digital Fantasy Parks: A Historical Analysis on Virtual Worlds of Amusement,' Division: Communication History:Technologies, Social Media & New Histories,'International Communication Association (ICA)
41. (March 2014, Berlin, Germany). Workshop organization on 'Breaking Down and Building Up: Accelerating Sociotech Scholarship in the iSchool Community,' Annual Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST), iConference
40. (Jan 2014, Leiden, Netherlands). Rangaswamy & Arora, ‘Digital technology in the Wild and Every day: Case Studies from the Slums of Urban India,” Revisiting the Emancipatory Potential of Digital Media in Asia; Asiascape/ Digital Asia
39. (Sept 2013, Den Haag, Netherlands). 'Rur-urbanscapes of the global South: A Digital and Creative Interplay of Geographies,' Mediating Cityscapes/ TodaysArt Festival
38. (Sept 2013, Berlin, Germany). ‘Architectures of Aspiration: Shifting Metaphorical Conceptions of the Digital Commons,’ Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies Urban Research Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
37. (August 2013, Torino, Italy). Arora & Vermeylen, “Are we all connoisseurs now? The changing landscape of art expertise in the digital age,” Sociology of Culture Division, European Sociological Conference (ESA)
36. (August 2013, New York USA). 'Bridging Architectures of Innovation: Mapping the Urban and the Digital Commons for a more integrated perspective,' Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus: SCENES OF INNOVATION, Organized by The Culture of Cities Centre, The Centre for Social Innovation,Fales Library of New York University, and York University.
35. (August 2013, New York, USA). "Walled Gardens: Investigating tensions in private and public leisure architectures " Communication and Information Technologies Roundtable, American Sociological Association (ASA) ,
34. (August 2013, New York, USA). "Digital leisure architectures of new work cultures" Organizations, Occupation and Work Roundtable, American Sociological Association (ASA) ,
33. (June 2013, London UK). "Clicking our way through play: Analysis on technology-induced busyness as ‘progress’ in emerging markets" ICA Preconference, New Media, Old Media, Social Media: Changing South Asian Communications Scholarship.
32. (June 2013, London, UK). "Web 2.0 spaces for activism: Critiquing its novelty through a historical lens of public political space" Political Division, International Communication Association (ICA). (download PDF)
31. (Feb 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Verboom & Arora, "Museums 2.0: A study into expertise and culture within the museum blogosphere," Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap (24 Hours of Communication Sciences) Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam. (download PDF)
30. (Feb 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). "New Media Prosumption in the Global south," Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap (24 Hours of Communication Sciences) Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
29. (Jan 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). "Global Cities: Global Parks: Conceptualizing the globalizing of digital leisure networks;"The Shape of Diversity to Come: Global Community, Global Archipelago, or a New Civility? Erasmus University Rotterdam, (download PDF)
28. (Oct 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark). "Temporality in the Sociomaterial Mangle,"Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) (download PDF)
26. (Sept 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). "Challenges in digitalizing medical software for diagnosis and treatment in rural India." Urban Developments and emerging issues of inclusion, governance and sustainability in India, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies.
25. (July 2012, York, UK). "Digital glocalization or misinformation? Relating rural knowledge with global knowledge" at the Co-production of Knowledge: Social media, STS Symposium:Science and Technology Studies Unit, University of York.
24. (June 2012: Utrecht, The Netherlands). "Chinese cowboy paintings as Western art? New Digital and Global Learning in Rural India", Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a transnational perspective.
23. (June 2012, Kyoto, Japan). Vermeylen & Arora, "Social media as experts and global art markets", 17th International Conference on Cultural Economics
22. (May 2012, Phoenix, USA). "The end of the art connoisseur? Experts and knowledge production in the visual arts in the digital age." Visual Communication Studies Division, International Communication Association (ICA).
21. (May 2012, Phoenix, USA). "The Leisure Divide: Can the 'Third World come out to play?" Division of Communication & Technology, International Communication Association (ICA).
20. (Feb 2012, Delhi, India). Arora & Vermeylen, "Technological Innovations in Public Art Museums in Amsterdam and Mumbai" 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology * [Founded in 1893, it is the oldest continuous sociological association]
19. (Feb 2012, Delhi, India). "Bridging online and offline public social spheres to understand contemporary leisure space"40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology * [Founded in 1893, it is the oldest continuous sociological association]
18. (Nov 2011, Barcelona, Spain). Arora & Vermeylen, "New experts, new media in the art world" ECREA Workshop Digital Culture: Innovative practices and critical theories
17. (July 2011: Istanbul, Turkey). "Walled Gardens: An analysis of the public-private nature of online leisure spaces"International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR).
16. (July 2011: Istanbul, Turkey). "Cultures of cyberspace: A pedagogic framework"International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR)
15. (July 2011: Istanbul, Turkey). "Reassessing the role of online leisure in ICTD research" International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR)
14. (May 2011: Amsterdam, The Netherlands). "Digital labor and the new corporate work space: A real-virtual spatial investigation". Post/Autonomia conference, University of Amsterdam.
13. (May 2011: Avignon, France). Arora & Vermeylen, "Learning to Evaluate art quality in the digital age" International Research Conference by University of Avignon and the Vaucluse:Artistic work and creativity in the digital era: Images and Sounds.
12. (May 2011: Boston, USA). "The Folksong jukebox: Singing along for social change in rural India" The Division for Global Communication and Social Change, International Communication Association (ICA) (download PDF)
11. (April 2011: London, UK). "Cyberleisure as the new corporate work space: a real-virtual spatial investigation" Space, Mobility & Place Section: British Sociological Association (BSA)
10. (March 2011: Maastricht, The Netherlands). Arora & Vermeylen, "The rise of the new experts: Decision-making in the art world in the digital age" Participatory knowledge production 2.0: Critical views & experiences workshop, Maastricht Virtual Knowledge Studio, Maastricht University,(download PDF)
9. (June, 2010: California, USA). “Media & Social responsibility in the Age of the Financial Crisis” with Douglas Kellner, Jonathan Taplin, Kamran Mofid, Christopher Kosovich & Meena Ahmadzai and moderated by Yahya Kamalipour, Globalization for the Common Good Conference, California Lutheran University.
8. (Jan 2010: Berlin, Germany). "Metaphorizing online social sites: A historical investigation into leisure online and offline" Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference.
5. (May 2007: Chicago: USA). Kaun & Arora, "Designing an enhanced web-based civil rights curriculum for Latino English Language Learners in New York" American Education Research Association (AERA) (download PDF)
4. (March 2006: New York: USA). Kaun, Curinga & Arora, " Innovative literacy software for Latino immigrant children"Association of Latin American Scholars Conference: Columbia University
3. (Sept 2005: New York: USA). "Educational multimedia effects on reading and engagement." at the Digital Language Learning Roundtable, sponsored by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
2. (July 2006: Berkeley: USA). "E-karaoke for gender empowerment" Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) University of Berkeley. (download PDF)
1. (Aug 2003: Utah: USA). "Architecting space for learning: Innovations in education".Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) .