[Air-l] Mobile Communication: Social and Political Effects

Dányi Endre aja at axelero.hu
Thu Apr 3 06:41:46 PST 2003

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::: C o n f e r e n c e _ i n _ B u d a p e s t , H u n g a r y :::

Mobile Communication: Social and Political Effects
April 24-25, 2003

The conference is organized by the

Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


WESTEL Mobile Telecommunications (Hungary)

::: P r e l i m i n a r y _ p r o g r a m  :::


10:00 Coffee and registration
10:30 Opening ceremony
11:00 Keynote address by James E. Katz (Rutgers University)
12:00 Lunch break
13:15 Feature talk by Kenneth J. Gergen (Swarthmore College): "Self and
Community in the New Floating Worlds"
14:15 Coffee break

14:30 - 18:30 Parallel sessions

_New Social Relationships and the Sense of Self_

Ronald E. Rice:
Social Interaction and Mobile Phone Use. National Survey Results on Episodes
of Convergent Public and Private Spheres

Satomi Sugiyama and James Katz:
Social Conduct, Social Capital and the Mobile Phone in the US and Japan: A
preliminary exploration via student surveys

Rich Ling:
Mobile Communication and Social Capital in Europe

Maria Heller:
Social and Political Effects of ICTs

Bella Ellwood-Clayton:
Virtual Strangers: Young Love and Texting in the Filipino Archipelago of

Kenton O'Hara:
Mobile Work, Technology and Place

Heidi Schumacher and Karin Drda-Kühn:
Culture & ICT: Mobile Communications to Support Employment

Jonathan C. Donner:
What Mobile Phones Mean to Rwandan Entrepreneurs

_Consequences of New Mobile Communications Technologies for Democracy_

Leopoldina Fortunati:
The Mobile Phone and Democracy: An Ambivalent Relationship

On-Kwok Lai:
Mobile Communicating for (E-)Democracy beyond Sovereign Territorial
Boundaries. Transnational Advocacies versus E-Government Initiatives in
Comparative Perspectives

Shin Dong Kim:
The Shaping of New Politics in the Era of Mobile and Cyber Communication:
The Internet, Mobile Phone and Political Participation in Korea

Fernando Paragas:
Dramatextism. Mobile Telephony and People Power in the Philippines

Miklós Sükösd and Endre Dányi:
Who's in Control? Political Marketing and Political Virus Control in Mobile
Election Campaigns

Csaba Szabó:
Communication Patterns in the Hungarian Society. Urban Sociological Survey

Bruno von Niman:
Universal access to mobile communication - ensuring social inclusion

Dan Jarnerö, Daniel Folkesson and Per Flensburg:
Can Mobile Communication Make Democracy More Available?


09:30 Plenary talk by Mark Poster (University of California at Irvine):
"Everyday Life and Mobile Phones"
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Plenary talk by Joachim Höflich (Universität Erfurt): "Part of Two
Frames: Mobile Communication and the Situational Arrangement of
Communicative Behavior"
12:00 Lunch break
14:00 Plenary talk by Richard Harper on the topic of social connectivity
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Parallel sessions

_New Social Relationships and the Sense of Self_

György Csepeli and Klára Benda:
Mediated Communication and Conformity. A Replication of the Asch Conformity
Experiment in the Online Environment

Jane Vincent:
Emotion and Mobile Phones

Gábor Szécsi:
Language and Community in the Age of Electronic Media

_New Social Relationships and the Sense of Self_

András Kelen:
Wireless in an Era of Network Cornucopia and Bandwidth Glut

David Robison:
Mobile Privatisation and the Metaphors of Mobile Industries

Wendy Robinson:
Mobile Media Device Convergence. Consuming the Net, Consumer Electronics and
Cell Phones

16:45 Coffee break
17:00 Concluding plenary address by Joshua Meyrowitz (University of New
Hampshire): "Global Nomads in the Digital Veldt"
19:00 Farewell party

For further information do not hesitate to contact
Kristóf Nyíri
Director, Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of
nyiri at phil-inst.hu


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