Digital Culture: Innovative practices and critical theories.

ECREA Digital Culture& Communication 3rd workshop

Barcelona, Spain, November 24-25

co-organised by the

ECREA Digital Culture & Communication (DCC) section,

Humanities Department and Information and Communication Sciences Department

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya,

with support from the Centre for Material Digital Culture (DMDC),

University of Sussex, UK


This workshop seeks to explore innovative perspectives on digital

culture and the study of digital culture. Our concern is to focus on

developing forms of theorizing, critiquing, understanding and

researching digital culture, forms and practice. Our intention is to

contribute to emerging work responding (1) to ‘new’ new media

technologies of all kinds, and (2) to respond to developments in media

research on technology and innovation.

We invite contributions of all kinds, but suggest proposals for papers

may fall into three main areas. Each relates to theories, practices

and methodologies of innovation. They are:

1) Digital Media and the senses. This may include work on or related

to enhanced reality, locative media and virtual worlds.

2) Creative practices and participation in new media. Here we are

particularly concerned with discussing concepts of participation,

co-creativity, co-design or co-innovation in creative processes

involving audiences and independent creators in a wide spectrum of

activities including art, photography, video, videogames.

3) Digital research and education in digital culture.This would seek

to explore innovative theoretical and methodological approaches in

digital media studies as well as innovative teaching tools.

The workshop develops concepts and ideas developed at the previous

Digital stream workshop ‘Revisiting Digital Theories’ – our goal in

exploring innovative forms of media culture is to do so within

frameworks that are capable of thinking through technological and

critical innovation whilst also recognizing the connection of both

with earlier forms.

Please submit an extended abstract (500 words max.) by the 6th of June

2011 (and clearly stating which topic section you would like to submit

this to) to:

Notification of acceptance will be by the 7th of July

It is planned to publish in a journal some of the best papers of the


Venue: Centre d’Estudis i Recursos Culturals, Barcelona (Spain)

Keynote speakers:

Rosalind Gill, Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries

King’s College London

Sarah Pink, Department of Social Sciences

Loughborough University, Visiting Scholar IN·3 Institute, UOC.


Elisenda Ardèvol – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Caroline Basset – University of Sussex

Gemma San Cornelio – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Digital Culture and Communication ECREA section

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