Friday, January 11, 2013

New Website for DCC

As of January 2013, the Digital Culture and Communication section has a new website. Check out recent contributions, calls for papers and news about our upcoming workshops at

This site will remain active for reference but we will post new information only on our new site. Please make sure to update your RSS feeds and bookmarks.

Hope to hear from you!

Your DCC ECREA team

Friday, November 16, 2012

After Istanbul !

During the “business section meeting” in Istanbul we elected the new management team. Elisenda Ardevol was re-elected as Chair and Gemma San Cornelio and Veronica Barassi were elected as Vice-Chairs. Following our modus operandi, we elected two delegates to assume new roles for the section: Aristea Fotopoulus was elected for Yecrea representative and Christopher Raetzsch for webmaster and publications. 

In Istanbul there were some proposals for organizing the next workshop of the section. The new management team is working out the topic and the main ideas for the call for papers, taking into account  the future of the event in Bonn University, Germany. We are open to suggestions to develop these ideas thereafter. 

The DCC section seeks to increase its relationship with other sections while maintaining its specificity. Digital culture is more and more present in other sections since digital communication technologies have been pervasively introduced in almost every ‘traditional’ media transforming practices of production, circulation and audience reception. Thus, one of the aims of the DCC section is to strength its relation with other sections and at the same time, to promote critical theoretical frameworks and research methodologies in the field of Digital Culture and Communication, as well as a reflective understanding of the role of digital media in education and teaching media studies.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

business meeting session

Dear Digital Culture and Communication members,

The ECC 12 conference in Istanbul is fast approaching, and we are
getting ready for the business meeting session that will be held on
Thursday 25 October- 13.30 - 14.30, Room A416.

It will be a pleasure to see you there.
Here you find a short agenda for the meeting:

1. Report on the activities
2. New roles of the section management proposal
3. Election of the section management  team
4. Next DCC workshop coordinators, location and topic
5. Open questions and suggestions

About the election process:

The section management team consists of a chair and two vice-chairs,which are responsible for the day-to-day running of the section.  Moreover, following our modus operandi, we will decide to add new roles to be delegated by the section management team related with Social Media presence, Research Projects Coordinator and  Yecrea representative, among other possibilities we decide.

All ECREA members are encouraged to assist to the meeting, but only the members of the section should vote. If you are interested in becoming a member of the section, go to your ECREA profile and click "join" Digital Culture and Communication Section.

We are looking forward to seeing you Istanbul!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DCC Preliminary Program 27

Saturday 27 October
DCC 8a, 8.30 - 10.00, Room A416
Sustainability and social innovation
Chair: Caja Thimm (University of Bonn)

Anne Mette Thorhauge, Stine Lomborg (University of Copenhagen)
‘Going green’: Communicating sustainability in everyday life
Niamh Ní Bhroin (University of Oslo)
Understanding Motives in Social Innovation: Users of Sámi and Irish in Web 2.0 Media
Sisse Siggaard, Mette Wichmand, Anne Holmfred (Roskilde University)
Motivation, Participation and Engagement – a Critical Discussion of the Concept of Participatory Culture in
Social Media
Maarit Mäkinen (University of Tampere)
Sustainable Innovations in Communities and their Peer-to-peer Networks
Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Johanna Moisander (Aalto University), Axel Thesleff (University of Helsinki)
Looking for co-success online: practices of collaboration in online music communities

Saturday 27 October
DCC 8b, 8.30 - 10.00, Room B426
Privacy and intimacy limits and extensions
Chair: Aristea Fotopoulou (Sussex University)

Mikko Hautakangas, Elina Noppari (University of Tampere)
Managing The Personal as a Resource:Lifestyle Blogs on the Boundaries of Private and Professional
Alexander Sängerlaub (Free University of Berlin), Kirsten Gollatz (Humboldt University)
Facebook at the tipping point - Is there a need for a new valorisation of privacy?
Carolina Martinez (Lund University)
Interopticon - Where the Many Watch the Many
Michel Walrave, Ini Vanwesenbeeck,
Wannes Heirman (University of Antwerp)
Connecting and protecting? Comparing Predictors of Adolescents’ and Adults’
Self-disclosure and Privacy Settings Use in Social Network Sites
Sander De Ridder, Sofie Van Bauwel (Ghent University)
(Re)Producing Sexual Subjects. Youthful complexities in producing intimacy,
sexuality and desire in social network sites

Saturday 27 October
DCC 9a, 10.30 - 12.00, Room A416
Journalism forms and challenges
Chair: Katerina Serafeim (Technological
Educational Institute of Western Macedonia)

Heidi Hirsto, Yrjö Tuunanen (Aalto University)
(Re-)signifying economy in multisemiotic media
Paola Peretti, Tiziana Cavallo (IULM University, Milan)
Social media news release and bloggers relations: key characteristics, potential
and effectiveness as a digital PR tool
Hanne Detel (Tübingen University)
The new visibility in the digital age: a study on changing patterns of scandals
Axel Maireder (University of Vienna), Julian Ausserhofer (Joanneum University of Applied Sciences)
Sharing, to make a difference: Practices of sharing news on Twitter and Facebook
Veronika Karnowski, Till Keyling (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
News diffusion via social media platforms: challenging classical DOI theory?

Saturday 27 October
DCC 9b, 10.30 - 12.00, Room B426
Crisis and conflicts in media use
Chair: Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University)

Nayla Fawzi, Bernhard Goodwin (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)
Reciprocal effects of cyberbullying – How do victims experience and perceive cyberbullying?
Mariek Vandenabeele, Rozane De Cock (Catholic University of Leuven)
Cyberbullying by Mobile Phone among Adolescents: the Role of Gender and Peer Group Status
Olessia Koltsova, Kirill Maslinsky, Sergei Koltcov (St.Petersburg University)
“Anti-elections” protests, Islam etc.: dominant topics and discussion communities in the Russian-language
Michel Walrave, Ini Vanwesenbeeck,
Wannes Heirman (University of Gothenburg)
Views of new problems and opportunities in crisis communication
Efe Ozan Karasoy (Marmara University), Elif Ozkaya (Michigan State University)
Uses of Twitter in the 2011 Van earthquake, Turkey

Saturday 27 October
DCC 10a, 15.00 - 16.30, Room A416
Contemporary Analyses of Internetbased
communication spaces and digital (sub-)cultures

Chair: Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Christian Stegbauer (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Emergence and Importance of Structure in Internet-based Social Spaces
Dagmar Hoffmann (University of Siegen), Cecil Karges
"Digital Creative Cultures – Case studies of different types of users from popular
Social Commerce and the Bookmarking Service Pinterest
Sabina Misosch (University of Mannheim)
Are inequalities going online? Communication and self-presentation of
borderline patients on the internet
Wolfgang Reissmann (University of Siegen)
Celebrity (youth) culture and new forms of societal inequality
Alexander Mehler (Goethe University Frankfurt)
New Measurements of online collaboration structures in Wikis
Respondent: Jeffrey Wimmer (Technical University Ilmenau)

Saturday 27 October
DCC 10b, 15.00 - 16.30, Room B426
Consumption and market transformations
Chair: Niamh Ní Bhroin (University of Oslo)

Rosa Franquet, Xavi Ribes, Maria Isabel Villa (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Cross-Media Content in Expansion: The Case of RTVE.
Deqiang Ji (Communication University of China)
Technological Transition and the Reconfiguration of Power: the Case Study of Digitizing China’s Cable TV System
Gitte Stald (IT University of Copenhagen)
Evolution or revolution? Diffusion and adaptation of mobile communication among young Danes
Sofia Johansson, Patrik Åker (Södertörn University), Grigory Goldenzwaig (University of Moscow)
Elderly online: the Russian PerspectiveMusic use in the online media age: Preliminary insights from
qualitative study of music cultures among young people in Moscow and Stockholm
Inês Botelho, Manuel José Damásio, Sara Henriques (Lusofona University)
Mobile internet: perspectives from the stakeholders

DCC Preliminary Program Istanbul 26 October

Friday 26 October
DCC 4, 9.15 - 10.45, Room A416
Digital crowds, communities and divides
Chair: Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths,
University of London)

Antoni Roig Telo, Jordi Sanchez Navarro,
Talia Leivobitz (Open University of Catalonia)
In the crowd: articulating participation in
complex media production
Caroline Basset (Sussex University)
‘Like children in the arms of
automation’: Two Cultures and Everyday Life
Ilse Mariën, Leo Van Audenhove (Free University of Brussels)
The digital divide revisited: Towards a
multifaceted measurement instrument
for digital inequality
Florian Hadler (University of the Arts, Berlin/European Graduate School, Saas-
Fee), Daniela Kuka (University of the Arts, Berlin)
The Apparatus of Social Media
Elisabetta Locatelli (Catholic University
of Sacred Heart, Milan)
Collective blogging and Twitter hashtagging between gatekeeping and
social memory: the case of an Italian
“digital storyteller”

Friday 26 October
DCC 5a, 14.30 - 16.00, Room A416
Collective actions
Chair: Elisenda Ardèvol (Open University of Catalonia)

Maria Bakardjieva (University of Calgary)
From Networked Individualism to
Collective Action: New Media and Civic
Engagement for the Rest of Us
Thomas Poell, Jeroen de Kloet, Guohua
Zeng (University of Amsterdam)
Microblogging and activism: comparing
Sina Weibo and Twitter
Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University)
Social Networking Capital: A Study of
Participation and Power within an
Activist Community in Digital Late
Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths, University
of London)
Conflicting Temporalities: Digital
Culture, Social Media Activism and the
Problem of Internet Time
Mark Dang-Anh, Jessica Einspaenner,
Caja Thimm (University of Bonn)
The Global Digital Citoyen: Social Media
and the changing Role of the Citizens

Friday 26 October
DCC 5b, 14.30 - 16.00, Room B426
Commons and property in media production
Chair: Antoni Roig Telo (Open University
of Catalonia)
Yiannis Mylonas (Lund University)
Free culture' in EU contexts: a critical
empirical study of informal uses of ICT
and new media
Behlül Çalışkan (Marmara University)
Towards the decommodification of
information: Why do we share
information in new media?
Simon Berghofer, Saskia Sell (Free
University of Berlin)
Two Subjects, one Argument?
Comparing Argumentation Patterns of
the SOPA Debate in the USA with the
German “Zensursula” Case
Adnan Hadzi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
FLOSSTV: Critical Video Editing
Jim Rogers, Paschal Preston (Dublin
City University)
Crisis, creative destruction and the
digital media realm

Friday 26 October
DCC 6a, 16.30 - 18.00, Room A416
Media use, literacy and competency
among young people

Chair: Barbara Scifo (Catholic University
of Milan)

Hadewijch Vanwynsberghe, Pieter
Verdegem, Elke Boudry (Ghent
The ‘internet generation’ and social
media skills: an update on survey
measures to assess young people’s
social media literacy
Snezhanka Kazakova, Verolien
Cauberghe, Mario Pandelaere (Ghent
University), Patrick De Pelsmacker
(University of Antwerp)
How the need for competence shapes
video game enoyment, replay intention
and contingent self-esteem in expert
versus novice players
Jane Fleischer (University of Augsburg)
The online information seeking behavior
of young people
Pilar Lacasa, Sara Cortes (University of
Alcalá), Patricia Nuñez (Complutense
University of Madrid), Pilar Herranz-
Ybarra (UNED)
Video games, machinima and classical
cinema in children lives
Hipolito Vivar Zurita, Natalia Abuin
Vences, Raquel Vinader Segura, Alberto
Garcia Garcia (Complutense University
of Madrid)
Permanent Digital Communicators.
Paradigm shift: from communication to

Friday 26 October
DCC 6b, 16.30 - 18.00, Room B426
Virtuality, aesthetics and design
Chair: Gemma San Cornelio (Open
University of Catalonia)
Eduardo Zilles Borba, Francisco
Mesquita, Luís Pinto de Faria (University
Fernando Pessoa)
Urban space design in virtual worlds. An
analyses to the aesthetic-spatial and
narrative-functional communication of
out-of-home advertising in cybercities,
metaverses and videogames (urban)
Gokcen Ertugrul (Mugla University)
New Media Art and the Changing Modes
of Engaging and Interfering to
Mary Leigh Morbey, Maureen Senoga
(York University), Lourdes Villamor
(George Brown College), Jane A. Griffith
(York University)
Social Media Engages Oral Culture in the
Uganda National Museum
Christian Kobbernagel (Roskilde
Communication and young people's
digital content creations in art
museums: a structural equation model
of perceived media production process
and potential for learning
Frederik Van den Bosch (Ghent
The silent pilgrimage: An ethnographic
study into the interaction patterns of
Journey players

Friday 26 October
DCC 7a, 18.30 - 20.00, Room A416
Youth, Age and Social Media Practices
Chair: Natalia Abuín (Complutense
University of Madrid)
Marjolijn Antheunis, Alexander
Schouten, Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg
The role of social network sites in early
adolescents’ social life
Troels Fibæk Bertel (IT University of
The Domestication of the Smartphone
among Danish Youth
Jose Simoes (New University of Lisbon),
Ricardo Campos (Open University of
Digital media and youth subcultural
activity: the cases of underground rap
and illegal graffiti in Portugal
Olga Sergeyeva (Volgograd State
Elderly online: the Russian Perspective
Maria Francesca Murru, Giovanna
Mascheroni, Barbara Scifo (Catholic
University of Milan)
The use of social networking sites
among Italian teens, from pc to mobile
phones: practices, identities and

Friday 26 October
DCC 7b, 18.30 - 20.00, Room B426
Methods and research practices
Chair: Caroline Basset (Sussex
Lisbeth Frølunde (Roskilde University)
Digital Video in Research: The challenges
of designing academic video
Nele Heise (Hans-Bredow-Institute)
Online-Based Research as Computer-
Mediated Communication. Insights and
Guiding Principles from Online
Communication Ethics
Carlos Arcila (Northern University of
Colombia), Ignacio Aguaded (Huelva
University), José Luis Piñuel
(Complutense University of Madrid),
César Bolaño (Federal University of
Sergipe) , Marta Barrios (Northern
University of Colombia)
e-Research in Media and
Oliver Quiring, Marc Ziegele (University
of Mainz)
The discussion value of mediastimulated
communication: A content analysis of
feedback-provoking factors in online
user comments
Florian Wiencek (Jacobs University
Bremen), Mary Leigh Morbey (York
University), Julian Lombardi (Duke
Virtual Collaboration Spaces for
Transdisciplinary Research and
Pedagogy: A Conceptualization.

DCC Preliminary program Istanbul 25 october

Thursday 25 October- 13.30 - 14.30

Room A116
Digital Culture and Communication

Thursday 25 October
DCC 1, 11.15 - 12.45, Room A416
Social relationships, cosmopolitism and home life with media
Chair: Maria Bakardjieva (University of Calgary)

Theresa Hofmann, Julian Unkel, Andreas Fahr (Ludwig Maximilians University
Romantic relationship management on Facebook: implications for digital
jealousy, social compensation, and social enhancement
Corinna Peil (University of Salzburg),
Jutta Röser (University of Münster)
Managing Everyday Digital Life in the Mediatized Home: On the Interplay of Old and New Media within the Domestic Sphere
Aristea Fotopoulou (Sussex University)
Network media and queer communities: local and cosmopolitan
Manuela Farinosi (University of Udine),
Sara Zanatta (Queen Mary University of London)
Digital Everyday Outfits: Rethinking Fashion Communication Through New Media
M. Gokhan Aslan (Dogus University)
Reconsidering Surveillance: “The Facebook” Model

Thursday 25 October
DCC 2, 14.30 - 16.00, Room A416
Misunderstanding the Internet
Chair: Dagmar Hoffmann (University of Siegen)
Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Internet logic: Doing democracy differently?
Des Freedman (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Profits of the New Media Economy
Milly Williamson (Brunel University)
Democratising Celebrity Online
Gavan Titley (National University of
Ireland, Maynooth)
From rage to ‘the facts’: reflexive racism and the limits of ‘digital extremism’
Gholam Khiabany (Sussex University)
Beyond Technology: Arab Revolutions
and the Iranian Upraising

Thursday 25 October
Poster Exhibition, Main Foyer - Ground
Floor, 16.30 - 17.30

Joana Motta (ISLA Campus Lisbon),
Maria Barbosa (Cigest - Research Center
in Management)
You will look at me and me alone –
Undressing the virtual world of cosplaying
Bilge Gürsoy (Marmara University)
The Ideology of Aesthetics And The
Globalization of Consumption in
Women's Fashion Blogs
Lewis Johnson (Bahcesehir University)
Aporias of tactility in digital photographic
Esen Kara, D. Melike Taner Uluçay (Yaşar
The Role of Social Media on the
Transformation of Public Acts: A Turkish
Censorship Demonstration Case
Dilek Özhan Koçak (Marmara University)
The lack of social memıory and identityseeking
in the digital world
Klaus Bredl, Julia Hünniger (Augsburg
Immersive Communication in the Grid.
Results of Cases on Knowledge
Communication with Avatars in
Aydin Cam (Marmara University), Ahmet
Sarp Yilmaz (Dogus University)
Papergirl Project: A Global Art Network,
as an Instance of Convergence Culture
Translation of TV Series as User
Generated Content and Social Practice:
The Case of Czech Amateur Subtitles for
HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
Georgeta Drula (University of Bucharest)
Social media as phenomenon and tool in
media research
Sónia Lamy (Fernando Pessoa
Portuguese NGO on Social Media – The
Facebook as a communication tool

Thursday 25 October
DCC 3, 17.30 - 19.00, Room A416
Digital and physical spaces and scales
Chair: Caroline Basset (Sussex University)

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, Stephen
Harrington (Queensland University of
Tweeting le Tour: Connecting the Tour
de France’s global audience through
Frauke Behrendt (University of
Sharing cycle rides on smartphones and
city streets: towards understanding the
intersection of mobile media and
electrically-assisted cycling
Didem Ozkul (University of Westminster)
Mobile Communication and Spatial
Perception: Mapping London
Sonia González (Jaume I University)
Social media and press offices: strategies
of use from the view of convergence.
The case of the Catalan Road Service
(Servei Català de Trànsit, SCT)
Elisenda Ardèvol, Débora Lanzeni,
Gemma San Cornelio (Open University
of Catalonia)
"Mapping": collaborative creation
practices and media sociability

Monday, May 07, 2012

Istanbul next steps

This is to inform that we have had a great success in our call for papers. A lot of abstracts have been presented at our section and that the reviewers process is finished although it had been very hard. From 157 abstracts submitted, we can afford to accept at last  the 57% of them due to the limitations of slots -and although the organization gave us the maximum of slots that was available. Please, if you are coming to Istanbul, send your confirmation, and if not coming, let the organization know it as soon as possible, so we can allocate abstracts from the waiting list.  Thanks a lot for your participation!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CFP: Istanbul 2012

The call for proposals is open from 1st of December 2011 to 28 February 2012.

The ECC 2012 in İstanbul will offer a platform for plenary panels addressing the conference theme: SOCIAL MEDIA & GLOBAL VOICES. Proposals for panels and for individual papers and posters are encouraged but not restricted with this theme.

Digital Culture and Communication
call for papers:

The Digital Culture and Communication section aims at exchanging and developing research at the European level in the developing field of digital media and informational culture as this is broadly defined. We welcome work that crosses disciplines and that operates at the boundaries of what might generally be allowed to constitute media/communication systems. The section actively seeks both empirical and theoretical/critical work. It therefore welcomes work that questions the general specificity of 'the digital' and/or uses 'the digital' to rethink existing media and communication theories and approaches (as well as research methods).

The paper proposals have to be send via ecrea conference general website:

Friday, December 16, 2011

after-workshop insights

Four categories of collaborative documentary

by Mandy Rose posted on COLLAB DOCS November 30, 2011

I’ve just been in Barcelona, at the ECREA (European Communication Research & Education Association) Digital Culture Workshop which looked at innovative practices and critical theories. It was a terrific gathering – small enough to get to know people, focussed enough to be productive – a great mix of conviviality and critical dialogue. (Thanks to the convenors, Caroline Basset and Elisenda Ardevol.)

I presented in the Creative Practices strand which was concerned with, “concepts of participation, co-creativity, co-design or co-innovation in creative processes involving audiences and independent creators in a wide spectrum of activities including art, photography, video, and videogames.” My paper offered a draft categorisation of the projects I write about here, according to the type of contribution made by the participants. I’ll give a brief summary of the four categories.

In “The Creative Crowd” model which covers work including Mad V’s The Message, and perry bard’s Man with a Movie Camera; the Global Remix, multiple participants contribute fragments to a highly templated whole, analogous to the separate panels within a quilt. The units of content may not make much sense on their own but value and meaning accrue as they come together producing a distinctive aesthetic that’s about energy and repetition. (Though not a documentary, The Johnny Cash Project is a prime example of this mode.)

(more at: COLLAB DOCS)