3rd Global Conference: Digital Memories

Venue: Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 14, 2011
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3rd Global Conference Digital Memories Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th 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 massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how on-line users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environments, and how the systems used for production influence the way the users perceive and work with the memory. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation. Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes: 1. Digital Personal and Community Memory Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying Key Features and Issues. 2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Web 2.0 Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination of Memory. Representational Principles for Memory Recording. 3. Memory in Cybercultures and Arts Social Networking and Fan Cultures. New Media Arts and Memory. The Spatialization of memories in New Media and Virtual Worlds. Digital Media Archeology and Cyber-Arts history. Music, History and Cultural memory. 4. Memory and Technology The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The Recording Device and the User Response. Mobile Systems. Prototyping Tools. Archeology of Interfaces. Cloud Intelligence. Information Architecture. 5. Archiving and Dissemination of memory Data Digital Data Recording. Memory Restoring and Preservation Strategies. Digital Libraries and Archives. Database Design, Data Retrieval and Usage. User Response and Modelling. Political, Judicial and Social Problems with Data Ownership. 6. Uses of new media for Production of Historical Knowledge National Identity and memory in the Digital Age. Political uses of cybermedia for Historical revisionism. 7. Specific Research on Community Memory Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic Research. Privacy and Legal Issues in Community Informatics. Folksonomies as Anthropological Archives. Digital Life and Digital Death. The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Fr