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2nd Global Conference: Digital Memories

Added by admin on 2009-09-06

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-03-16
Last Date Last Day: 2010-03-18

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Dr Rob Fisher
Email Email:
Address Address: Hotel Stieglbrau, Rainerstrasse 14, Salzburg, Austria

Conference Description:

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how online users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environment, and how the systems used for production influence the way the users perceive and work with the memory. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation.

Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying Key Features and Issues.

2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Web 2.0 Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination of Memory. Representational Principles for Memory Recording.

3. Memories and Cybercultures
Social Networking and Fan Cultures. New Media Arts and Memory.

4. Memory and Inter-Culturalism
Expatriate, Dissent and Emigrant Cultures and Communities Online.

5. Memory and Technology
The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The Memory Infrastructures and the User Response.

6. Emergent Technologies for Memory Capturing
The Spatialization of Memories in Virtual Worlds. Prototyping Tools for Digital Autobiographic and Biographic Productions. Experimental Interfaces.

7. Archiving and Dissemination of Memory Data
Digital Data Recording. Memory Restoring and Preservation Strategies. Digital Libraries and Archives as a Community Memory. Database Structuring, Data Retrieval and Usage. User Response and Modelling.

8. Uses of New Media for Production of Historical Knowledge
National Identity and Memory in the Digital Age. Political Uses of Cybermedia for Historical Revisionism.

9. Specific Research on Community Memory
Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic Research. Privacy and Legal Issues in Community Informatics.
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