Event Date/Time: Mar 12, 2010
End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2010
5th Global Conference Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010 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. The project will also focus on assessing 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 and Online Communities Emerging Practices in Social Networking. The Shaping of Individual and Collective Identities. Webnography. The Role and Use of Online Environments for Disadvantaged and other Minorities. Mobile Media. 3. Cyber-Subcultures Multi-National, Cross-Continental and Online Diaspora Communities. Youth and Fan Cultures Online. The changing Social Identity in Cyberspace. 4. Video Game Cultures Social Dimension of Online Gaming and Presence in Virtual Worlds. The impact of Gaming Cultures on Online and Offline Behaviour. The History of Virtual Worlds and their Cultures. 5. Digital and Interactive Arts Performative and collaborative Use of Crossmedia. Interactive Storytelling. Transmedia Storytelling. User generated Content and cultural Practices. 6. Cybercultures and Politics Governance and Control in the Online Environment. Cyber-Democracy and the Impact on National and Global Politics. Surveillance and Privacy in the Online World. Cyber-Activism and Social Mobilisation. Digital Divide. Digital Rights in Virtual Environments. Cybercrime. 7. Cybermedia and Cyberjournalism Cyberjournalism. Crossmedia and Digital Publishing.