Australia and New Zealand Communication Association 'Making Sense: Data, Publics and Storytelling' conference
Dates: 2-5 July 2019
Overview: The Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) annual conference 2019. The conference will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, and jointly hosted by the News & Media Research Centre and the Centre for Creative & Cultural Research, in the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra.
The theme for ANZCA 2019 is Making Sense: Data, Publics and Storytelling. The conference will interrogate the link between broad sociocultural dynamics and changes in communication, media and the arts, in an age of datafication. In a highly digitalised society, our transactions, communications, movements and relationships leave digital traces that can be collected and processed systematically and in massive volumes.This datafication of society has dramatically changed the dynamics of power relations in the distribution and communication of information. It will be an opportunity to incubate and develop theories, research, and frameworks and inform methods for the field and its practices.
The conference invites researchers, artists and activists to problematise the challenges we face in the twenty-first century, with a special focus on the impacts of digital technology on arts, media and communication practices, and to consider how the public is responding to the new power relations mobilised by changes in communication and media.
The conference will begin on July 2 with a day of activities for postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers held on the University of Canberra campus. The main conference will run from Wednesday July 3 to Friday July 5.
Registration: Visit the ANZCA conference website to register.