Digital Culture and Communication hosts 19 panels at ECREA in Lisbon

No surprise, it's media running the show, but there is a trend toward empowerment, politics, activism (and also analysis). And everyone is into News these days. Good prospects for journalism, it seems.

We are happy to announce that there are 19 panels organized by our section at this year's conference of ECREA in Lisbon. In total we received 167 abstracts, which is impressive. As the biggest section in ECREA (now at about 480 members) we are delighted that so many researchers - junior and senior - see …

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Smart publics? Mediation and public engagement with science and technology

This research event focuses on the publics and public issues relating to emerging technologies, such as smart energy grids, wearable devices and the Cloud, and co-design for sustainable energy. Bringing together the work of three different research projects: EPINET (Sussex), CAST (Goldsmiths) and ECDC (Goldsmiths), the talks explore the imaginaries and mediation of emerging technologies; …

Conference on Internet Research in Berlin, November 2013

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin invites proposals for their annual colloquium to be held in Berlin on 21 November 2013. The colloquium is geared towards early stage researchers, especially Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from all disciplines. Join the discussion around Internet research and present your paper or research project. …

“The fight for a free internet is not yet over” – An Interview with Jakob Svensson

At our upcoming workshop on "Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts" (Oct 2-5) in Bonn, Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University, Sweden) is going to present a paper on "New Media for Development". We asked him a couple of questions to introduce his research and present his current field of interests. What field of research are you currently …

Deadline extended for next DCC Workshop

Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts The ongoing mediatisation process is subject to social transformations as well as technical innovation processes and creative practices. We endorse digital technologies with the promises of a better way of life, solving our problems of managing the world’s complexity, allowing better participatory policies and helping us in our daily life. …

Crowdsourced Research Project on Expertise

"Expertise?" is a three-year research project funded by the EPSRC Digital Economy Communitites and Culture Network+ at the University of Sussex. The research team includes Caroline Basset, former Vice Chair of DCC, and Aristea Fotopoulou, our current YECREA representative. The aim of the project to look at issues of expertise in relation to digital transformations …