NEMO Academic Conference: Thursday, October 16

Here’s the line up for the NEMO Academic Conference:  Theorising the Digital Naturals, to be held at MindPark (was Ship), Campus Helsingborg, on Thursday, October 16. It is primarily aimed at researchers, and will feature presentations and discussion from contributors to the NEMO Anthology, Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy: The Challenge of the Digital Naturalsbut anyone who is interested is very welcome. (Please email if you want to join us, to help with catering arrangements). Theme: Theorising the Digital Naturals

  • When: 09:30 – 17:00, Thursday, October 16
  • Where: MindPark (was Ship) ….

09:30 Welcome and Intro – Mats Heide and Philip Young

09.45 What is a Digital Natural? Philip Young

10.00 Session 1: New Media & Strategic Communication 

The Role of Communications Professionals in the Digital Age:  Henrik Merkelsen, Veselinka Möllerström, Sara von Platen Discussion: Future directions for Strategic Communication

11:00 Visual culture and new media – conditions of the co-creation of vision: Åsa Thelander, Cecilia Cassinger

Communication Practices of Social Media Communities: Mia Larsson, Szilvia Gyimothy

New Media and Internal Communications: Mats Heide

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Session II Modern Democracy

The Ecology of the User-Generated Public Sphere: Howard Nothhaft

Social Media and Parliamentary Infighting: Nils Gustafsson

What Digital Naturals Demand from Democracy: Marja Åkerström, Philip Young

Discussion: Exploring the Language of Social Media: Conversation, Engagement etc … All Just Talk? led by Tim Coombs, Philip Young

15:00 The Gamification of Democracy: Howard Nothhaft, Jens Sieffert

Adjudication as Democratic Practice: Marja Åkerström, Matthias Baier

Civic Engagement and Collective Remembering: Hui Zhao

New Media and Terrorism: Jesper Falkheimer

16:30 Conclusion: The Anthology Coombs, Falkheimer, Heide and Young

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