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29th to 30th March

International Research Workshop about mobile communication

as a cultural, spatial and social phenomenon

We invite researchers who work with mobile communication as a cultural, spatial and social phenomenon to join us for this two-day round-table workshop hosted by the Media Studies Department at Aarhus University. We will emphasize the spatial aspects of mobile communication and mobile internet. The workshop aims to reflect and discuss general theoretical perspectives, empirical case studies and methodological implications of studying mobile internet and locative media in relation to mobility and place. We have invited an international panel of speakers in order to encourage and facilitate the development of an international research network on mobile communication.

Topics to be analyzed and discussed:

  • Theoretical, analytical and methodological aspects of mobile communication, mobile internet and locative media
  • Travelling, mobility and mobile technologies
  • Locative media and the production of place
  • Mobile internet, mobile media devises and new media practices

Related Ph.d.-course

In connection to the workshop, we are organizing the Ph.D. course,Researching Mobile and Locative Media - Methods and Ethics. It takes place Wednesday, March 28, 2012. 11 am – 6 pm. In this course, we will emphasize the methodological approaches, as well as the ethical questions that surround the empirical study of mobile and locative media. For more information about the course, please contact Sarah Schorr, e-mail:imvsgs@hum.au.dk.


Submitting abstract for presentation:

There will be a limited number of participants in theworkshop. Deadline for submitting an abstract for presentation is 15. January 2012. The abstract shouldbe no longer than 250 words. All participants will receive a response by 1February. Please send your abstract to Sarah Shorr: imvsgs@hum.au.dk

Guest speakers

  • Rich Ling, DK, Digital Gemeinschaft
  • Naomi Baron, US, Reading on the Run: What We Read on Mobile Devices and Why
  • Leopoldina Fortunati, Italy, Mobilities and Mobile Phones
  • Jonas Larsen, DK, Mobile Communication, Place and Mobile Methods

Other contributors

  • Iben Have, DK & Birgitte Stougaard, DK Audiobooks and Mobile Listening: New Medium, New Users, New Literary Experiences?
  • Anja Bechmann, DK Communication to-go: Studying Mobile and Seamless Communication Practices
  • Jakob Linaa Jensen, DK Online Social Networks; Augmentation of Social Space
  • Martin Brynskov, DK Mobile Media and Smart Cities
  • Stine Lomborg, DK The internet in my pocket
  • Charles Ess, DK Mobile Communication, Culture, Convergence.
  • Anne Marit Waade, DK Locative Mobile Media, Place and Performativity