Digitalization increasingly shapes our entire social life in all areas of society. Culture, economy and society are infiltrated with new technological advancements. This leads to new forms of mediatization, as digital media are integrated into communicative structures in varied ways.
At the same time, it displays to academics and non-academics alike, the inherent globalization of digitalized communicative structures, as digitization permeates everyday life on a personal, social and global level. Global flows of information and digital affect therefore need to be regarded as fundamental and integral parts of daily life. Furthermore, rapid developments in digital media technologies lead to global mediatization processes on micro-, meso- and macro levels.
The conference thus addresses a highly up-to-date area of digitalization and its effects on global mediatization, tackling questions and challenges pertaining to research of human communication in the digitalized age, a topic that is enormously important not only scientifically, but also politically, economically and socially.
In 27 lectures, 2 international keynote speeches, a high-density panel and a poster session, colleagues from amongst others the US, Scandinavia, England, Russian Federation, Poland, Serbia, Portugal, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, China and Australia, the AAU Department of Business Management (WiWi), Department of Media and Communication Sciences (KuWi), Department of Informatics Systems (TeWi), Department of Science and Technology Studies (TeWi) present latest findings, addressing questions of digital affect cultures in the digital age, CSR and mediatized work-life-balance, terrorism and media, human computer interaction, transnationalism of mediatization, amongst many others, disclosing the interdisciplinary nature of this urgently needed research field.
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