Monday, March 28, 2011

CFP: Digital Culture: Innovative practices and critical theories

Digital Culture: Innovative practices and critical theories.
ECREA Digital Culture & Communication 3rd workshop
Barcelona, Spain, November 24-25

co-organised by the
ECREA Digital Culture & Communication (DCC) section,
Humanities Department and Information and Communication Sciences Department
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya,
with support from the
Centre for Material Digital Culture (DMDC), University of Sussex, UK


This workshop seeks to explore innovative perspectives on digital
culture and the study of digital culture. Our concern is to focus on
developing forms of theorizing, critiquing, understanding and
researching digital culture, forms and practice. Our intention is to
contribute to emerging work responding (1) to ‘new’ new media
technologies of all kinds, and (2) to respond to developments in media
research on technology and innovation.

We invite contributions of all kinds, but suggest proposals for papers
may fall into three main areas. Each relates to theories, practices
and methodologies of innovation. They are:

1) Digital Media and the senses. This may include work on or related
to enhanced reality, locative media and virtual worlds.
2) Creative practices and participation in new media. Here we are
particularly concerned with discussing 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, videogames.
3) Digital research and education in digital culture.This would seek
to explore innovative theoretical and methodological approaches in
digital media studies as well as innovative teaching tools.

The workshop develops concepts and ideas developed at the previous
Digital stream workshop ‘Revisiting Digital Theories’ – our goal in
exploring innovative forms of media culture is to do so within
frameworks that are capable of thinking through technological and
critical innovation whilst also recognizing the connection of both
with earlier forms.

Please submit an extended abstract (500 words max.) by the 6th of June
2011 (and clearly stating which topic section you would like to submit
this to) to:

Venue: Centre d'Estudis i Recursos Culturals, Barcelona (Spain)

Keynote speakers:

Rosalind Gill, Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King’s College London

Sarah Pink, Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough University, Visiting Scholar IN·3 Institute, UOC.


Elisenda Ardèvol - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Caroline Basset - University of Sussex
Gemma San Cornelio - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Digital Culture and Communication ECREA section

Scientific Committee:

Katlheen O’Riordan - University of Sussex
Smiljana Antonijevic - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Bridget Wessels – Sheffield University
Alberto García - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Antoni Roig - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Natalia Abuin - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Micheal Bull - University of Sussex
David Berry – Swansea University
Caja Thimm - Universität Bonn
Aristea Fotopoulou - University of Sussex
Sisse Siggaard Jensen -Roskilde University
Gemma San Cornelio - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Caroline Bassett - University of Sussex
Elisenda Ardévol - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


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