Online Mainline Birmingham City University (UK) Sept 2011 (Deadline 20 May 2011)

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Birmingham City University: Screen Cultures Research Group

The Online Mainline 2011
Alternative Media and Remediation

Thurs, 15th September 2011
Birmingham City University

A Screen Cultures Research Group Event

Digital culture innocuously pervades our everyday lived experience. It shapes how we define ourselves, organises our communication and mediates our cultural moment. The Online Mainline event aims to map the territory of the new digital age, examining how the online environment has come to shape our offline world and experiences in new, innovative and productive ways. Impacting upon our social experiences, business organisation and industry connections, the online environment has come to define the ways in which our society becomes mediated across generations and cultures.

Examining how online media functions as a mainline for the mediation and remediation of culture in the new digital age, the Online Mainline event seeks to open up an avenue for dialogue surrounding the uses and limitations of the online context as a tool for social, political and economic benefit. Seeking to analyse the new media and its associated alternative (and in some instances embryonic) media forms in the remediation of culture, areas of research interest that this event will interrogate include:

Blogging and the Podcast
Developing Technologies
Social Networking Sites (Twitter, Facebook, Bebo)
Youtube Generation
Online and Social Organisation
Online as Lifeline
Fandom and Online Creativity
Sharing Online and File Download
Age and the Internet
Online Gaming
Gendering of New Technologies
Online Convergence
Online News
Business and the Online Environment
This list is not exhaustive and a diverse range of submissions are encouraged

Deadline for 300 word proposals: Friday, 20th May 2011
Final papers should be 20 minutes in duration (including clips and demonstration)
Email submissions to:

Please direct enquiries to:
Dr Kerry Gough
Online Mainline 2011
Screen Cultures Research Group
Birmingham City University
School of Media
Room 321 Baker Building
City North Campus
Birmingham B42 2SU

Proposals should include:

Presenter Contact Details
Biographical information (200 words)
Proposal in Word format (300 words)
Details of technical requirements