Inaugural International Conference on Communication & Media Studies Conference, University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA

Inaugural International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

  • 2016 Special Focus: Communication and Media Studies—After the Internet?
  • 15–16 September 2016
  • University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia

60+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the International Conference on Communication & Media Studies.

16

Countries represented.

2016 Special Focus: Communication & Media Studies: After the Internet?

The ‘Internet age’ has come to frame the dominant challenges in contemporary communication and media studies. There is a growing movement, emerging from the theory and practices of digital art, asserting that we might be entering a ‘Post-Internet’ Era. The argument is not that the Internet age is ‘over’, but that its current ubiquity and normalcy demands a rethinking of the media and mediations of the Internet in our everyday lives.

What are the challenges of communication and media studies ‘After the Internet?’ Is ‘After the Internet’ a useful analytical category? At a more general socio-historical level, what happens when ‘new’ media becomes ‘old’ media? How do we frame media and communication legacies: material legacies found in media objects, and immaterial legacies in grammars of analytical and everyday communication?

Plenary Speakers

The Inaugural International Conference on Communication & Media Studies Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Linda Herrera

Linda Herrera

Professor of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

“Is Social Media a Vehicle for Global Democracy?”

Anita Say Chan

Anita Say Chan

Associate Professor, Media Studies, Department of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

"Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures, Digital Memory, and the Myth of Digital Universalism"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Gradate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Marci Mazzarotto

Marci Mazzarotto

University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez

Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez

American University, Washington D.C., USA

Syamsul Zahri Subir

Syamsul Zahri Subir

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia

Jason Paolo Telles

Jason Paolo Telles

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Manila, Philippines

Erin O'Quinn

Erin O'Quinn

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Poster Session

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Virtual Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.