The second Future Media conference is now calling for paper proposals. The event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 15th and 16th of November 2018.
The conference is interested broadly in new media and its implications for democracy. The event organisers have provided a (non-exhaustive) list of topic suggestions, which includes:
- Do digital technologies help with the eradication of racism and sexism or have they become complicit in them?
- What is the relationship between Twitter, Facebook etc. and the legacy media?
- How has device mobility changed media reception modes?
- What are the limits of democracy? Is, as Daniel Bell argues, meritocracy an alternative, as it guarantees stability instead of permanent change?
- Is it possible that there is no change at all happening? Can what is currently happening also be described as continuity with merely gradual changes? Are ‘filter bubbles’ not quite as new as we assume?
Paper abstracts should be submitted by June 15, and acceptees will be notified by July 13. Full papers need not be submitted until after the conference, their deadline being December 6.
Further information of the conference, including the full call for papers, is available on the conference website.