A symposium of ideas, methods and perspectives for research into digital culture
Convened by Matthew Allen, Clare Lloyd and Ingrid Richardson
For more information and free registration: http://mobilityandplace.eventbrite.com.au/
The widespread and increasingly diverse use of mobile devices in our society is now the most significant trend in contemporary digital network culture. Mobile devices give people the capacity for connected communication and creativity wherever they may be in physical space and provide new opportunities for digital media play and conversation that interact with the surrounding environment. They change the way that the web, the Internet, and online engagement generally are perceived and experienced. Bodies and spaces align in new ways, realising virtuality and interposing the digital and the built environments.
This one-day symposium will explore emerging research that is already helping us understand this new social and cultural phenomenon, with particular attention to the way mobile networked devices enable new forms of conversation and play, in both public and private domains, and the blurring of boundaries between the two. It will feature leading scholars who will present their current research and engage all participants in discussion of the perspectives and methods needed to learn more. In the morning session, our speakers will outline recent key research findings and conclusions; after lunch, all symposium members will participate in a series of group discussions about the conceptual bases for research in this field, the methods to be used, and new research topics that need to be explored.
Dr Jean Burgess (QUT)
A/Prof Larissa Hjorth (RMIT)
Dr Rowan Wilken (Swinburne)
A/Prof Ingrid Richardson (Murdoch)
Dr Clare Lloyd (Curtin)