Glenn W. Muschert and I are proposing a panel on “Theorizing Digital Divides” for the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA) conference that will be hold at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), in January 2015.
We plan to propose one or more panel session(s) at MECCSA on the topic of “Theorizing Digital Divides,” which we intend to use as point(s) of departure for an edited volume on the same topic. The intention is to create panels as an opportunity for colleagues to present their papers, and of course to have the opportunity to meet in person. We intend the panel(s) not merely as sets of talks with limited interaction among panelists, but rather as interactive opportunities for us to examine our common theme. The aim is to promote lively dialogue among experts, and to offer a venue for fruitful and satisfying discussion of how we theorize digital divides. Each session is 90 minutes, and in order to increase the interaction with the audience, we will make every attempt to limit the number of participants for each session. The final number of sessions will depend on the number of participant, and we will try to avoid parallel session in order to increase the interactivity and the discussion. As we mention, we also plan an edited volume on the topic of Theorizing Digital Divides, and we anticipate the conference sessions on this theme as a point of departure for that project. Read the rest of this entry »