Digital Culture 2018


Conference programme
TimeTitle Presenter (s)
09:30 - 10:00 Registration  
10:00 - 11:00 Welcome/Keynote - Digital Culture Research: What stay the same when everything changes?  Professor Tim Jordan (University of Sussex) 
11:00 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions 1 and 2   

Panel 1 – Digital⇌Culture… In and across media

  The Eclectic Disposition: Digital Platforms and Popular Music Taste Giuseppe Zevolli 
(King’s College London) 
  “A System of Sobbing Barter”: Representations of the Internet in Contemporary American Fiction George Cox 
(University of Nottingham) 
  From occasion to obsession: A longitudinal study on how technological uptake and the proliferation of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) have shaped communication since 2005  Laurie Dempsey 
(University of Nottingham) 

Panel 2 – Digital⇌Culture… & Gaming

  Communication, Interaction and Platform Dynamics in Video Game Live Streaming on Dr Mark R Johnson 
(University of Alberta) 
  The Videogame Cyberbard: Examining creative roles in videogame production Rebekah Cunningham 
(University of Birmingham) 
  Football, FIFA, and female gamers: Taking one for the team? Carina Assuncao 
(University of Edinburgh)
Michelle Brown 
(De Monfort University) 
 12:00 - 12:15 Break  

Parallel Sessions 3 and 4


Panel 3 – Digital⇌Culture… & the Digital Body/Self


Does your computer know you better than you do?

Amélie Berger Soraruff 
(University of Dundee) 

Media as Power-Knowledge Formations in Digital Cultures

Mujie Li
(University of Sussex) 

Is the artist’s website a ​hupomnemata​?

Clovis Marcio Cunha
(FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa) 

Panel 4 – Digital⇌Culture… & Online Identity

  “The loneliest disease in the world”: Negotiating identity on an online dementia forum Anni Bailey
(University of Nottingham) 

Digital Transience: Sociolinguistic identities and the Affordances of Snapchat

Christian Ilbury
(Queen Mary, University of London) 

Laboured Identity: an analysis of user branding practices on Instagram

Susana Aires Gomes (University of Warwick) 
 13:15 - 14:15 Lunch  
 14:15 - 15:15  Parallel Sessions 5 and 6  

Panel 5 – Digital⇌Culture… Social Media & Politics

  Digital Polarisation in Contemporary Turkey: A Discursive Analysis of Hashtags and Images Dr Özge Özdüzen (Lund University)
Dr Umut Korkut (Glasgow Caledonian University) 

How to measure post-truth politics on social media: Coding evidence and emotion in the EU Referendum

Esmeralda Bon 
(University of Nottingham) 

Artificial Intelligence in the post-political era: Automation and subjectivation on Facebook pages during the Mexican presidential campaigns in 2018

Eloy Caloca Lafont 
(Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City) 

Panel 6 – Digital⇌Culture… Relationships with the Press


Policing and digital media: the increasing control of the British police over crime news dissemination and its effect on democratic practices in the UK

Dr Marianne Colbran 
(Mannheim Centre, LSE) 

Constructing the Dark Side of the Web: The representation of Deep Web technologies and users in British newspapers

Thais de Oliveira Sardá (Loughborough University) 

Digital Platforms: Redefining Relations between Whistle-Blowers and the Media

Melanie Dupéré (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III)  
15:15 - 16:00

Final Session


Panel 7 - Digital⇌Culture… Interactions & Interactivity


Multidimensional Storytelling: A new framework for analysing projects of digital entertainment

Simona Spinelli (King’s College London) 

“Don’t @ me”: Affording expression on Twitter and IRC

Stijn Peeters (King’s College London) 
16:00 - 16:15


16:15 - 17:15 Keynote - Social functions of networked visuals or what does the selfie do? Dr Kat Tiidenberg (Aarhus University, Denmark)  
17:15 Closing Remarks   
17:30 Drinks Reception  




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