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<nettime-ann> Fwd: CFP Transformative Practice and Theory: where we stand today MeCCSA PGN Conference


Deadline: Monday 23rd of March 2015

Coventry University 2-3 July 2015

'Transformative Practice and Theory: where we stand today'

Pre-Conference Screening of Oscar Award Winning Documentary
CitizenFour on the 1st of July

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Clare Birchall (King's College), Prof. Lisa
Blackman (Goldsmiths), Dr. Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths), Prof. Gary
Hall (Coventry University) and Associate Prof. Mandy Rose (University
of West England/Digital Cultures Research Centre)

The multidisciplinary fields of media, communication and culture face
the challenge of constantly responding to the changing landscape which
they study. In recent years, these fields have shifted considerably
due to the rise in digital and open media, which have opened up new
spaces for debate. Our negotiation with, and use of, theory has been
transformed through the turn to affect, and the ways in which we are
now articulating the relationship between bodies, images and
environments as permeable and interconnected. Practice has also been
transformed, as engagement with what were traditionally more âstaticâ
objects has been affected due to the disrupted power relations between
producer and consumer, allowing for further engagement beyond

In response to these changes our conference focuses on unique
approaches to review the way pre-existing notions, ideas and practices
in research can be reimagined. We want to promote how the use of
creative and original ways of research enables the reframing of
traditional ideas to fit with the needs of today. Invited speakers
will contribute by sharing how their own work pushes the potentials of
theory and practice in the contexts of visual and sensory culture,
data subjects and open access scholarship.

We invite early career academics, Masters and PhD students to share
their work and contribute to the MeCCSA PGN 2015 conference. All
contributions which fall within the theme of âTransformative Practice
and Theory: where we stand todayâ will be considered; topics for
presentations might include (but are not limited to):

         Race, Gender and Sexuality in Networked Societies
         Material/Virtual Embodiment
         Open Media
         Rethinking Space, Place and Time
         Open Pedagogies
         Digital Cultures/Communities
         Digital Films and Visual Cultures
         Immersive, Mobile & Interactive Communications
         Evolving Methods and Methodologies
         Digital Research Ethics
         Gaming/Game Culture
         Disrupted Privacy and Transparency
         Visual and Sensory Cultures

Abstracts of up to 250 words, plus the title of your paper and up to
four key words, should be submitted by 2nd March 2015 to
team {AT} meccsapgn2015.co.uk. Alternatively, you may submit a link to a
publicly accessible video abstract of no more than 1 minute in length.
Please also include your name, contact details, and institutional

The fee for the conference will be Â40 with an early bird price of
Â30. We are able to provide a limited number of bursaries. If you
would like to be considered for financial assistance please provide a
personal statement and a letter from your department indicating their
inability to fund your participation when submitting your abstract.

For further information about the conference please visit
www.meccsapgn2015.co.uk and follow us on twitter  {AT} MeCCSAPGN2015 or
contact the organising committee at team {AT} meccsapgn2015.co.uk.

Please find attached a poster for the CFP.

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