CFP: [International] ANZCA 2009 Digital and Social Media Stream (submissions due 5 Feb. 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Axel Bruns
contact email: 

The 2009 conference of the Australia/New Zealand Communication Association
will take place in Brisbane on 8-10 July 2009. We are now calling for paper
submissions for the conference overall, and for the Digital and Social
Media stream in particular. For more information about the conference, a
full list of all conference streams, and to submit your papers, please see
the conference Website at

Digital and Social Media

ANZCA09: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship conference stream

8-10 July 2009
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, Australia
Stream convenors: Axel Bruns, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT / Teresa
Rizzo, AFTRS
Digital and Social Media
Digital media forms constitute an increasingly important element in the
overall media ecology. Australians with broadband access now spend more
time on the Internet than watching TV, and the growing role of social media
(based on the technologies of Web 2.0) in this mix has been well-recognised
in both popular discourse and scholarly work.

Digital and social media forms are enabling new modes of communication and
new forms of creativity affecting and transforming established models of
production. For example, cross-platform productions work in the juncture
between traditional and social media.

Social media have also become tools for the active expression of
citizenship - key social media sites were utilised by political actors to
encourage citizen participation in recent election campaigns in Australia,
New Zealand, and the United States, but also provide a fertile space for
new social movements to emerge.

The Digital and Social Media stream of the ANZCA09: Communication,
Creativity and Global Citizenship conference is seeking papers and panels
that address the following themes:

* How have the practices and aesthetics of social media influenced and
altered traditional media such as television, radio and print media?
* What role might social media play in the future of the film and
television industry, and for the media industries in general?
* How do we document, investigate, and understand the role of social media
within the overall media ecology?
* What drives the success or failure of social media environments?
* How do digital and social media contribute to the expression of active
* What are current and future trends in the development of social media

Abstracts and papers are due by Friday 5 February, 2009, and should be
submitted directly to the ANZCA09 web site at
Enquiries about this stream should be directed to Axel Bruns or Teresa
Rizzo ( /

--Dr Axel Bruns Lecturer, Media & Communication Industries Faculty, Z1-515, CIP Skype: LexaSnurbQueensland University of Technology +61 7 3138 5548Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Qld. 4059, Australia CRICOS No.: 00213J=================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List more information at on Tue Nov 18 2008 - 21:13:56 EST