[csaa-forum] Digital Transactions in Asia

Terry Flew t.flew at qut.edu.au
Sat Jun 17 12:06:20 ACST 2017

Dear friends

The Digital Media Research Centre at QUT and the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities at the University of Queensland are proud to announce Digital Transactions in Asia, the second annual research symposium of the Digital Asia initiative. Please consider submitting an abstract and distributing this call through your networks. Higher degree students, please consider applying for the masterclass.

Sharable link: https://research.qut.edu.au/dmrc/2017/05/15/digital-transactions-in-asia-call-for-papers/

Digital Transactions in Asia

A symposium co-hosted by
Digital Media Research Centre (QUT)
and the
Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities (University of Queensland)

8-10 August 2017
Creative Industries Precinct, QUT, Brisbane

This event includes:

  *   8 August: Opening plenary, 6.30 pm, The Terrace, University of Queensland
  *   9-10 August: Digital Transactions symposium, Creative Industries Precinct, QUT
  *   9 August: Special event with Shenzhen University, Creaitve Industries Precinct, QUT (details TBC)

The reconfiguration of social, cultural, economic and political relationships in parallel with the pervasive application of digital technologies has been regarded as an epochal shift in the Western world. In contemporary Asia, the breathtaking rapidity and scale of digitisation provides us with an even greater remaking of human relationships. This is an era where rapid commodification across the region proceeds in tandem with the spread of digital media devices. For ordinary people, social media platforms bring new economic opportunities along with the monetisation of the personal and the everyday. Asian state systems are having to contend with explosions of popular expression, public debate and political mobilisation. Asian markets are increasingly determined by flows of virtual capital, information commodities, consumers and labour. In this context, it is evident that the rise of a Digital Asia is accompanied by new aspirations and understandings of modernisation, participation and development. This symposium considers the instances and processes through which new sets of social, economic and political transactions are being established between citizens and states, markets and publics, cultures and commodities in a Digital Asia.

The Key themes of the symposium are:

  *   Populism and Public Speech
  *   Currencies and Commodities
  *   Development and Equalities
  *   Intimacies and Moral Economies
  *   Governance and Citizenship
  *   Mobile and Informal Economies

Invited speakers include:

·       Ravi Sundaram (Centre for Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)

·       Cheryll Soriano (De La Salle University, Manila)

·       Yu Hong (University of Southern California/Zhejiang University)

·       John Postill (RMIT, Melbourne)

·       Michael Keane (Curtin University)

·       Gerard Goggin (University of Sydney)

·       Vibodh Parthasarathi (Jamia Millia Islamia)

·       Sangeet Kumar (Denison University)

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to Bonnie Rui Liu: rui.liu at qut.edu.au<mailto:rui.liu at qut.edu.au>  by 23rd June 2017. We will notify the applicants of the result of the selection process at the end of June. For selected papers, a final copy of 6,000 words will be requested by 5th August 2017 for the conference papers and publication in a special issue and book. For any further questions and for submission, please contact Dr. Bonnie Rui Liu: rui.liu at qut.edu.au<mailto:rui.liu at qut.edu.au>

Organising Committee:

  *   Adrian Athique (UQ)
  *   Emma Baulch (QUT)
  *   Terry Flew (QUT)
  *   Nina Li (UQ).

Terry Flew
Professor of Media and Communication
Assistant Dean (Research)
Creative Industries Faculty<https://www.qut.edu.au/creative-industries>
Queensland University of Technology

Chief Investigator, QUT Digital Media Research Centre<https://www.qut.edu.au/research/our-research/institutes-centres-and-research-groups/digital-media-research-centre>

Building z2 Level 2
Creative Industries Precinct
Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia 4059

Editor, Communication Research and Practice<http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcrp20#.VRhkzZOUebE>

Chair, Global Communication and Social Change Division, International Communications Association<http://www.icahdq.org/>
Chair, ICA Nominations Committee


Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State<http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137493941> - with Jeanette Steemers and Petros Iosifidis (Palgrave, 2016).
Media Economics<http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/media-economics-/?K=9780230293229>,  with Stuart Cunningham and Adam Swift (Palgrave, 2015)
New Media: An Introduction<http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/media_studies/9780195577853> (Oxford, 2014 - Fourth Edition)
Global Creative Industries<http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0745648398.html> (Polity, 2013)
Creative Industries, Culture and Policy<http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book233058/reviews#tabview=title> (SAGE, 2012)

Phone: 61-7-3138 8188
Fax: 61-7-3138 8105
Email: t.flew at qut.edu.au<mailto:t.flew at qut.edu.au>
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