2018

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2019-04-01) Appnography: Researching the apps of life and the life of apps. RMeS PhD Workshop. University of Groningen, the Netherlands, April 1.

Joseph D, Nieborg DB, and Young C (2018-10-25) App store diversity: Industry taxonomies in the iOS App Store. Paper presented at ReFiG Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, October 25-27.

Nieborg DB, Young C and Joseph D (2018-10-12) App imperialism: The political economy of the Canadian App Store. Paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 10-13.

van Dijck, JFTM, Poell T and Nieborg DB (2018-10-12) Platform power and public values. Paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 10-13.

Duguay S and Ferris L (2018-10-10). The digital lesbian imaginary: Investigating (im)permeable boundaries of sexual identity on Tinder. Intimacies and Digital Media Infrastructures panel at Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 10-13.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN. (2018-10-08). Store, interface, package, connection: Exploring distributed infrastructural power. 3rd 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference. Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 5–8.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, & Weltevrede EJT. (2018-09-25) Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multisituated app studies. Media in the Wild: Digital Practices in Motion, 3rd 2018 Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, Am Herrengarten, University of Siegen, Germany, September 25–26.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2018-07-06) App stores and their bias: Repurposing app relatedness?. Retraining the machine: Addressing algorithmic bias, Digital Methods Summer School 2018, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2–13.

Morris JW (2018-06-24) Apps, App Stores and the Rise of Mundane Software“. Paper presented at the Digital Culture and Society: Structure, Culture and Practice. Xi’an Summer Workshop. Xi’an, China, June 24.

Morris JW (2018-06-21) App Stores and the History of Mundane Software. Paper presented at the Communication, Media, and Globalization in the Age of Globalization, a conference co-hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) and the National Communication Association (NCA), Beijing, China. Jun 21-23.

Nieborg DB, Young C & Joseph D (2018-05-28) Firm-Level Diversity in the App Store: Towards a Classification Taxonomy of the Game Industry. The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Game Studies Association, Regina, SK, Canada, May 26–June 1.

Duguay S (2018-05-31) Looping the #RainbowGang: Building an intimate networked counterpublic through Vine videos. Online Intimacies, Roskilde, Denmark, May 31-June 1.

Nieborg DB (2018-04-20) Fighting for Breadcrumbs: Exploring the Political Economy of Digital Distribution Platforms. The Media Industries Conference 2018, King’s College, London, United Kingdom, May 18–20.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2018-01-12) Mapping Data-Intensive App Infrastructures. The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 8–12.

2017

Poell T, Nieborg DB, Duffy BE, Prey R, and Cunningham S (2017-10-18) The Platformization of Cultural Production. Five paper panel at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, October 18–21.

Duguay S (2017-10-18) Thirst traps and #relatable Vines: Investigating a networked counterpublic of queer women. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, October 18–21.

Nieborg DB & T Poell (2017-10-17) The Appification of News: Exploring Media Diversity in the App EcosystemThe sixth annual International Symposium on Media Innovations, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, October 16–17.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2018-05-25) Speaking with Social APIs: Platforms and Third-Party Integration Networks. ICA ’18, 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24–28.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB, & van der Vlist FN (2017-07-30) The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships. SMSociety ’17, 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 28–30.

Duguay S (2017-07-30) Looking for a good date: LGBTQ women’s display and detection of authenticity on TinderSMSociety ’17, 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 28–30.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2017-07-30) Methods Maps: Visualising Automation. Get the Picture: Digital Methods for Visual Research, Digital Methods Summer School 2017, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 26 – July 7.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB, & van der Vlist FN (2017-06-23) Platform power: Investigating platform–industry partnerships and the political economy of social data. Data Power 2017 Conference, School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 22–23.

Nieborg DB (2017-06-02) Pay to play: The next decade of game industry research. Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA) in Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2–3.

Helmond A. & DB Nieborg (2017-05-26) Platform Inception: Facebook Messenger and the Emergence of Nested Platforms and Apps for the panel “Paradoxes of participation: open platforms, closed knowledge?” at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, CA, USA, May 25–28.

Morris JW and Murray S (2017-05-26) Mundane Software and the Appification of Culture. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, CA, USA, May 25–28.

Nieborg DB (2017-05-26) Following the Money in the Age of Connective Platforms for the panel “Making the implicit explicit: Rethinking method and methodology in the political economy of communication” at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, CA, USA, May 25–28.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-05-15) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Tracing data flows between ad platforms and third parties. Consolidation of Platform Power, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, May 15.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-04-02) Liquid data audiences: Tracing data flows between ad platforms and third parties. Tarim E (ed.), Data Publics – Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies (Data Publics 2017), The Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art (LICA), Lancaster University, England, UK, March 31–April 2.

Morris JW (2017-03-22) Is it Tuesday? Novelty Apps and Mundane Media. Paper presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, Illinois, March 22–26, 2017.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2017-01-13) App Stores as Data Infrastructure. van der Vlist FN and Gekker A (eds.), Data Infrastructures: Database Stories, Dumps and Query Driven Narratives, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-01-12) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Exploring partner marketplaces and the role of advertising matchmakers. van der Vlist FN and Gekker A (eds.), Data Infrastructures: Database Stories, Dumps and Query Driven Narratives, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

2016

Duguay S (2016-12-12) Swipe right to purchase: The role of off-label use in Tinder’s commercialization of intimacy. Digital Intimacies Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, December 12–13.

Gerlitz C & van der Vlist FN (2016-12-09) Moving Data: On the Dis/Continuity of Form and Value in App Ecologies. Sittler D (ed.), Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, First Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10.

Gerlitz, C, van der Vlist FN, Helmond, A, and Weltevrede, EJT (2016-12-08) App support ecologies: An empirical investigation of app–platform relations. Aal K (ed), Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, First Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-30) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Exploring partner marketplaces, data markets, and the Internet of Things. Data Politics, Data Markets and the Internet of Things, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, November 30.

Gerlitz C & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-11) Using PartS for app analysis. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), PartS workshop session, Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

van der Vlist FN & Gerlitz C (2016-11-11) PartS workshop session. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-10) Studying app ecologies: Mapping apps and their support networks. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds) (2016-11) Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis. Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A & Nieborg DB (2016-10-07) Facebook in the App Economy: From Web to App(s). Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, et al. (eds), App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges, AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2016-10-07) App Ecologies: Mapping Apps and Their Support Networks. Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, et al. (eds), App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges, AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, Poell T, de Kloet JB, Zeng G, Paßmann J (eds) (2016-10-07) App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges. AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-09-23) Social media as ad platforms: An empirical inquiry into the role of advertising matchmakers. IPP 2016: ‘The Platform Society’, The Internet, Politics, and Policy Conferences, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, England, UK, September 22–23.

Nieborg DB & Helmond A (2016-09-22) From web to apps: A platform studies approach to Facebook’s political economy. IPP 2016: ‘The Platform Society’, The Internet, Politics, and Policy Conferences, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, England, UK, September 22–23.

Rietveld, J & DB Nieborg (2016-09-20) Content Monetization on Digital Distribution Platforms: Implications for Value Creation, Value Capture and Competitive Dynamics. Paper presented at Strategies That Move the World, the 36th annual Strategic Management Society (SMS) conference, Berlin, DE, September 18–20.

Banks J, Nieborg DB, Deterding S, Kultima A, O’Donnell C, and A Sandovar. (2016-08-03) Why Game Production Studies? Why Now? – Game Production Panel. Panel at the First joint Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) conference, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK, August 1–5.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2016-07-08) Mapping (Secure) Messaging App Ecologies. Only Connect? A Critical Appraisal of Connecting Practices in the Age of Social Media, Digital Methods Summer School 2016, Amsterdam University Library, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 27–July 8.

Duguay S (2016-06-10) “She’s your everything”: Depictions of the #lesbiancouple on Instagram. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, June 9–13.

Chung P & DB Nieborg. (2016-06-03) The Global Application Economy: A Comparison of Platform Policies and Governance in Chinese and Western App Stores. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Chinese DiGRA conference at the Providence University, Taichung City, TW, June 2–4.

Morris JW (2016-05-28) Music Re-Tuned: Streaming, Apps and Music’s “New” Controlling Format. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US/CA, Calgary, Alberta May 28–30.

Morris JW (2016-03-30) The Spotify App: Multi-Platform Media Delivery and the Reformatting of Culture. Paper presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30–April 3.

Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2016-01-15) Digital Methods for Number Critique. Otherwise Engaged: Critical Analytics and the New Meanings of Engagement Online, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2016, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 11–15.

2015

Morris JW (2015-11-5) Music Re-Tuned: Streaming, Sound Apps and Music’s “New” Formats. Paper presented at the Film & History Conference: Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns. Madison, Wisconsin, November 4–8.

Nieborg DB (2015-06-23) User Acquisition: The Rise of the Data Commodity. Paper presented at The Data Power Conference, The University of Sheffield, UK, June 22–23.

Burgess J, Light B and Duguay S (2015-05-21). Studying hookup apps: A comparative platform analysis of Tinder, Mixxxer, Squirt and Dattch. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s 65th Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21–15.

Nieborg DB (2015-05-15) App Advertising. The Rise of the Player Commodity. Paper presented at the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference at Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, DE, May 13–17.

2014

Morris JW. (2014-05-22) Appetite for Production: Producing App-Based Albums. Paper presented at theInternational Communication Association. Seattle, WA, May 22-26.

Morris JW (2014-03-17) App’etite for Digitization: App-Based Albums and the Virtual Commodification of Music. Paper presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Seattle, WA, March 17-21.