6th Global Conference Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Venue: Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 11, 2011
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6th Global Conference Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues Friday 11th March – Sunday 13th March 2011 Prague, Czech Republic 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. Changing Social Identity in Cyberspace. State, Transnational and Commercial Control of Social and Private Spaces. Concepts and Meaning of Online Community. 3. Cyber-Subcultures Multi-National, Cross-Continental, Cross-Generational and Online Diaspora Communities. Youth, Fan and Alternative Cultures Online. Changing Social Identity in Cyberspace. Online Role Playing. 4. Design for Social Networking Design and Communication Strategies and Practices. Accessibility, Usability and Design Standardization. Creativity Support in Interactive Media. Mobile Communication Futures. Web 3.0 Projects and Concepts. Creative Commons. 5. 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. 6. Cybermedia and Cyberjournalism Cyberjournalism. New Media Discourses. Digital Communications and Free Speech. New Censorship and Content Regulation. Grassroots Journalism, Activism and Hactivism. The Portrayal of New Media in the Old Media. 7. New Media Literacies Educational Use of Virtual Environments and Videogames. Cultures of Online Learning. Online Research Networking. Global and Local Learning in the Age of Convergent Cultures. 8. Digital and Interactive Arts Performative and collaborative use of Crossmedia. Machinima. Transmedia Storytelling. User-generated Content and Cultural Practices. The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of p