Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Digital Media: European Perspectives - UPDATE

Digital Culture and Communication , ECREA Section event

Thursday 1st of November, 2007 - Saturday 3rd of November, 2007

Flickr photos (tag: Sussex, ECREA)

Thursday 1st November, 1600-1900, in Russell 10,
Friday 2nd of November, 0900-1600, in Arts C233, followed by reception location tbc
Saturday 3rd of November, 0900-1300, in Russell 10

This workshop, organized by the Digital Culture and Communication section of ECREA,the European Communication Research and Education Association, supported and hosted by this Research Centre, will bring together researchers from all over Europe. The aim of the day is to explore different traditions of new media investigation/theorization within Europe – and to explore ways in which they may usefully be placed in dialogue with each other. In addition workshop attendees will explore possible future activities that may be organized through the ECREA structure – including potential collaboration via European funding (FP7).


Thursday, 1st of November

Room: EDB 341
15:30-16:00 Registration, Welcome & Coffee

Room: Russell 10
16:00–16:30 Welcome: Themes and Dialogues

Caroline Bassett, University of Sussex, UK
After Convergence?: What Connects?

Session 1: Media and methods (Chair: Irmi Karl, University of Brighton, UK)


Maren Hartmann, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
Ethnographies as dangerous tools

Adolfo Estalella, Elisenda Ardèvol, Edgar Gómez, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Media as practice: Introducing symmetry in Internet ethnographies

Friday, 2nd of November

Room: Arts C233

Session 2: Sounds & Senses (Chair: Kate Lacey, University of Sussex, UK)

Frauke Behrendt, University of Sussex, UK
Mobile Sonic Experience: Methodological Concerns

Holger Schulze, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
Experiencing Medialised Senses: On the Tectonics of Media

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session 3: Policy Issues (Chair: Bridgette Wessels)

Maria Sourbati, University of Brighton, UK
Europe’s digital media policy discourses and the problem of the user

12:30-14:00 Lunch & Coffee

Session 4: Theoretical frameworks and cyberculture (Chair: David Berry, University of Wales Swansea, UK)

Panagiota Alevizou, LSE, UK
Collective intelligence and the cult of open production: critical reflections on theory and methodology

Bridgette Wessels, University of Sheffield, UK
On digital cultures as cultural forms: participation, narrative and infrastructures in achieving digital cultural engagement

17:00 Reception

Saturday 3rd of November

Room: Russell 10
Session 5: Theorizing (digital) television (Chair: Holger Schulze - TBC)

Fonta Group, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
The theory of swarms in the models of organization of the audio-visual companies of digital television

Emma Hemmingway, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Actor Network Theory and Media: A new approach to theorising media practice

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Panel: The Disappearance of the Digital Distinction?
Research Challenges, New media scholarship in Europe, Collaborative Funding?

Panelists: Holger Schulze, and TBA.
Led by: Kate O’Riordan, University of Sussex, UK

Fee £35, this includes lunch, coffee and a drinks reception. It does not include accommodation and travel costs. To register email: V.A.Sammut@sussex.ac.uk

How to find us
University of Sussex Campus Map

University approved hotels.

Further hotels in the Brighton area:

Rooms on Campus – please contact Vanessa Sammut V.A.Sammut@sussex.ac.uk to organise this option (subject to availability)

For more information please contact Maren Hartmann at hartmann@udk-berlin.de

For information about Digital Culture streams of ECREA see http://www.ecrea.eu/divisions/section/id/5.

Call for Papers