Call for Papers
Making and Sharing. Conference on audience creativity
July 4-5, 2013
This interdisciplinary conference aims to critically engage in the discourse on participatory culture and the implications of (new) media tendencies towards user-created content. The innovation and appropriation of cultural objects and texts by users, fans, and gamers have changed the media landscape profoundly. We aim to engage in debates about the cultural contexts of audience activities, and the implications of the media-saturated networks in which their cultures flourish.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Creative Industries
•changing professional fields
2. Creative Audiences and Practices
•fan activism, hacking, cheating
•creative appropriations made by audiences
•fidelity and transformation of audiences
•affect: care of enthusiasts/hobbyists
3. Methods and Approaches
•phenomenological accounts of internet studies
•ethical questions related to methodology
The conference aims to bridge academia and practice by also including activities and panels that are chaired by fans and game designers rather than scholars. We appreciate the submission of innovative panel ideas and teams that could help strengthen this idea.