Kære SMiD medlemmer
Det er os en fornøjelse at kunne meddele jer at vi afholder SMIDs næste årsmøde torsdag d. 15. og fredag d. 16. november 2012. Temaet for årsmødet er ‘Media and Civic Engagement’. Der vil som vanligt være nedslag i prisen for SMIDs medlemmer.
Stedet er næsten på plads, det bliver et sted i Trekantsområdet. I vil snarest høre nærmere.
Vi er ligeledes ved at være klar med ordinær kontingentopkrævning for 2012, dette vil vi orientere om i den allernærmeste fremtid.
På vegne af SMiDs bestyrelse
Stine Liv Johansen, formand.
The research project Mediatization of Culture: The Challenge of New Media is pleased to invite participants for
Family, Play, and Sports in an Online World
- An open research seminar about mediatization of culture
Aarhus University, May 7-8 2012
Today, digital media are influencing many cultural fields as they reconfigure and diversify processes of communication and social interaction in profound ways. This situation calls for reformulations of our general understanding of the role of media and the interplay between media and culture. At this seminar we intend to explore how new digital media contribute to changes in three cultural fields: family, play and sports.
Family life, children’s play and sports are connected areas that for many years have been saturated by media and therefore been intertwined with and defined by processes of mediatization. But until now this process has mainly been understood in the light of affordances and ‘logics’ stemming from mass media. How do digital media affect family life and our general understanding of ‘home’ and the ways in which the family at ’home’ – through media – is related to each other and to the outside world? How do digital media change the ways in which we experience, communicate, practice, and organize play and sports? How do uses and practices of new media converge with those related to mass media? And what is actually new in new media when it comes to influence the areas of family, play and sport?
These are some of the questions that will be addressed from both theoretical and empirical approaches by international and Danish scholars representing different strands of research within media studies.
The seminar is public and organised by the research project, Mediatization of Culture: The Challenge of New Media, 2011-14. No registration is required.