4th Global Conference: Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Venue: Salzburg

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Event Date/Time: Mar 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 13, 2009
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4th Global Conference Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues Friday 13th March - Sunday 15th March 2009 Salzburg, Austria Call for Papers This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication and focus on examination of the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring. Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes: 1. Cyberspace and Cyberculture Theories and Concepts of Cyberspace and Cyberculture. Identifying Key Features and Issues. 2. Cybercultures, Cybersubcultures and Online Communities The Rise of Web 2.0. Emerging Practices in Social Networking. The Shaping of Individual and Collective Identities. Cyber-activism and Social Mobilisation. The Role and Use of Multi-user Virtual Environments for Disadvantaged and other Minorities. Multi-national and Cross-continental Communities and Spaces. The changing Social Identity in Cyberspace. 3. Videogame Cultures The Future of Interactive Entertainment. The Aesthetic Aspects of Videogames. The Spatiology of Videogames and Virtual Worlds. Social Dimension of Online Gaming and Presence in Virtual Worlds. Interaction, Interactivity and Innovative Interfaces. The History of Virtual Worlds and their Cultures. 4. Digital and Interactive Arts Performative and Collaborative and Use of Crossmedia. Digital Culture. Interactive Storytelling. 5. Cybercultures and Politics Virtual Policies in 3-D Multi-user Worlds. Cyber-Democracy and the Impact on National