2011-07-08 | Call for papers by the Media Forum Innsbruck for an international conference at the University of Innsbruck (November 18-19, 2011)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 27 jun 2011, 2:39 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 18 jul 2011, 0:51 ]
Media, Knowledge & Education: â€¨Cultures and Ethics of Sharing
Call for papers by the Media Forum Innsbruck for an international conference at the University of Innsbruck (November 18-19, 2011)

Dates and deadlines:
July 8, 2011: submission of abstracts (maximum 500 words, plus short CV)
July 22, 2011: notification of speakers
October 15, 2011: submission of manuscripts 
(max. 5000 words incl. references and an abstract of max. 100 words)
We welcome submissions from scholars and activists as well as media professionals. Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

cultural practices of sharing in networked spaces
ethics in social media developments
open educational resources and open access publishing
emerging forms of sharing news
sharing as community engagement
sharing as media activism
media dynamics and sharing in global public spheres
normative aspects of information policy and knowledge dynamics
business strategies  and (information) sharing
economies of sharing vs. economies of exchange
traditions of sharing in cross-cultural perspective
aspects of sharing in media philosophy
motivational aspects in organizational information sharing
organizational and IT instruments to foster or guide information sharing
social status and reputational economies connected with information sharing
awareness of others’ activities and its impact on sharing

Academic, technological, and artistic contributions are welcome. Proposals can be submitted for conceptual papers, reports of empirical studies, design artifacts, and workshops. The conference is orientated towards discourse and open exchanges among the participants. Conference languages are English and German.

The international conference is hosted by the Innsbruck Media Studies Research Group at the University of Innsbruck. It is part of a series of conferences "Media, Knowledge, Education", and it is offered in the framework of the research project "Activist Media. Popular Forms of Media Appropriation" (Austrian Science Fund). Its purpose is to provide an international platform for exchanging current research results and feeding them into the ongoing research and the university's teaching offerings.

 Confirmed speakers: Christina Slade (London), Fran Ilich (New York/Mexico D.F.), Volker Grassmuck (Berlin/Paderborn), Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann (Munich), Manfred Faßler (Frankfurt)
Conference organizers: Univ. Prof. Dr. Theo Hug, Univ. Prof. Dr. Ronald Maier, Dr. Felix Stalder, Dr. Wolfgang Sützl

Dr. Wolfgang Sützl

E-mail: <wolfgang.suetzl@uibk.ac.at>