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Transforming culture in the digital age

Added by admin on 2009-09-06

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-04-14
Last Date Last Day: 2010-04-16
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2009-11-23

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Maarja Savan
Email Email: NA
Address Address: NA, Tartu, Estonia

Conference Description:

Increasingly, we see new forms of culture being born in the variety of online environments. Users have become producers taking over production of online content and traditional hierarchies of users and producers are collapsing. At the same time, traditional memory institutions like museums, archives, libraries and acknowledged artists struggle to make sense of the transformations that are coming together with new technologies. In this interdisciplinary conference we aim to look at the questions as how such developments influence culture - how is culture transformed in the digital age with a specific focus on the intersection of individuals and institutions. We hope to look at the notion of culture and transformations of the cultural heritage through a variety of disciplines ranging from arts and history to heritage studies and from museum studies to sociology and from media and literature studies to archival studies. The conference calls for variety of people both researchers and practitioners to discuss and analyze how digital culture is produced and consumed both in traditional and new forms.
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