[Air-L] 3rd Digital Cultures Workshop
B.Light at salford.ac.uk
Thu Apr 29 14:01:01 PDT 2010
*3rd Digital Cultures Workshop -- Navigating Multiplicity #digcult10*
University of Salford, UK.
1-2 July 2010
Ben Light, Marie Griffiths and Gordon Fletcher -University of Salford, UK.
Steve Sawyer - Syracuse University, UK.
Sian Lincoln - Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Professor Susanna Paasonen
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies - University of Helsinki
Dr Kylie Jarrett
Centre for Media Studies -- National University of Ireland Manooth
There is still negotiation regarding the novelty of Web 2.0 and social
media. Yet, whether these arrangements are 'new' or
recombinants/re-presentations of extant things, it is very much the case
that in many societies, those that would not have engaged with such
arrangements in the past are, and that different sites of such
arrangements are becoming easier to connect with each other. Thus, we
are increasingly faced with the issue of having to navigate multiple
places across and connected with the Internet. Unsurprisingly, those in
commercial and other formal organizations are also making these
connections too. This year we hope the workshop will tackle issues
associated with the multi-sited nature of digital culture. However, as
usual, we intend for the workshop to be multi-disciplinary in nature,
broad in the approaches participants take and issues they cover. If your
work is about any aspect of digital culture, this is the workshop for
you! The following are thus only indicative of potential topics that
could be raised:
* What kinds of sites/spaces are being connected and why?
* How does identity feature in multi-sitedness?
* How does multi-sitedness feature in our knowledge and experiences
of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and disability?
* What are the problems and benefits of sociotechnical convergence?
* What roles are mobile and ubiquitous/pervasive computing
technologies playing in multi-sitedness?
* How are commercial and non-commercial artifacts, digital
games/TV/Radio/newsprint for example, being situated within and
across physical and virtual spaces?
Following from the first two workshops we continue to see this workshop
having three purposes. First, we seek to give voice and structure to
existing digital media, ICT and technology related research which may
not readily sit within conventionally accepted areas. Second, we wish to
draw in research on new forms of digital technology, ICT, computing,
organizing and social interactions. Third, we want to continue
discussions regarding potential futures for ICT related research, which
combine research as related to the evolving forms and functions of
organizations and the changing boundaries and relations between these
organizations and their social milieus.
We seek abstracts (of up to 600 words) that focus upon an aspect of
digital culture. We hope to have a special issue of a journal associated
with the workshop, as in the past. A special issue of Information
Technology and People will be published early in 2011 and this has
attracted papers from the 2009 event. Abstracts should be submitted to
Ben Light at: b.light at salford.ac.uk
Abstract Submission Date: 31 May 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 6 June 2010
Workshop Dates: 1 and 2 July 2010
The fee for presentation/attendance at the workshop is £80. This will
cover refreshments and meals throughout the workshop and a workshop
dinner to be held on the evening of the 4th of June.
There is no fee for PhD students, however they still need to register
for the workshop with Deborah Woodman (details below). PhD student
registration includes refreshments during the workshop but excludes
attendance at the workshop dinner (This is subject to a £25 fee, payable
From Mid May 2010, you will be able to register for the workshop at:
*Location of the workshop*
The workshop will be held at CUBE. CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built
Environment) is an architecture centre and a member of the Architecture
Centre Network. Located in the city centre of Manchester on Portland
Street, it occupies a 500m2 gallery and seminar space. The remit of CUBE
is to create and promote understanding of the built environment through
activities including exhibitions, events, debates, educational projects
If you experience any difficulties regarding the workshop arrangements,
please do get in touch with Deborah Woodman: d.woodman at salford.ac.uk
Details of accommodation can be found at:
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Professor of Digital Media
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre
Associate Head of School - Research and Innovation
School of Media, Music and Performance
University of Salford
Tel. +44 (0)161 295 5443
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