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Transforming Audiences 3

Date posted: 11/02/2011

Transforming Audiences 3
Online & Mobile Media, Everyday Creativity and DIY Culture
University of Westminster, London
1-2 September 2011

Deadline for abstracts: 21 April 2011

The previous Transforming Audiences conferences, in 2007 and 2009, have seen this event become Europe's major recurring international conference for audience/user studies, bringing together researchers from all over the world. Transforming Audiences 3 – organised by the Audiences and Users Group at the University of Westminster Communications and Media Research Institute, and run in association with ICA, IAMCR, and ECREA – will present a rich set of analyses of the current situation and raise important questions about the future.

The organisers are pleased to announce that Transforming Audiences 3 will take place in central London in September 2011, welcoming researchers interested in all kinds of studies of people using media, including mobile, online, social and DIY media. They strongly encourage papers from new scholars as well as more established researchers.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nancy Baym, author of 'Personal Connections in the Digital Age';
  • Adriana de Souza e Silva, co-author of 'Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces' and 'Net Locality';
  • Patricia Lange, the YouTube anthropologist;
  • David Gauntlett, author of 'Making is Connecting'.


Transforming Audiences 3 will also cover general themes of interest to audience/user researchers, including:

  • Audiences, identities and popular culture
  • Citizen media and new political communication
  • Transnational audiences and diasporas
  • Audiences and users around the world
  • DIY media, 'we media', 'user generated content', and dispersed creativity
  • The economics and business of contemporary media audiences
  • New methodologies in audience studies
  • Changing audience/producer relations
  • Philosophical and theoretical paradigms, and ethical concerns

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