Sunday, September 11, 2005

"Beyond Phones: Mobility and the Future of Media"

2005 Seoul Conference on Mobile Communication
November 01, 2005 – November 02, 2005
"Beyond Phones: Mobility and the Future of Media"


Korean Association of Broadcasting Studies (KABS) is hosting the Second Seoul Conference on Mobile Communication in cooperation with Institute for Communication Arts and Technology (iCat) and SK Telecom in Seoul, Korea.

[From mail-list:

The development and diffusion of mobile phone in the last decades is phenomenal. Mobile phones have already transformed into multi-functional personal communication device. Calling is just one of the many fucntions that you can do with the machine. SMS and alarms are aged functions.Cameras and MP3 are already popular items built in the machine. GMS navigation and banking chips are becoming usual options. Television
is on the phone along with Internet. Media's development toward complete and independent mobility knows no limit.


Korean Association of Broadcasting Studies (KABS) is hosting the Second Seoul conference on Mobile Communication in cooperation with Institute for Communication Arts and Technology (iCat) and SK Telecom, on November 1-2, 2005 in Seoul, Korea. Researchers from every corner of the world are encoraged to participate to present and discuss on all issues related to the mobile media development and its impct upon the future of the media environment. A more developed information on the conference will be posted on the website of the Institute for Communication Arts and Technology http://www.hallym.ac.kr/~icat/ soon.]

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Mobile Communication and Social Change
2004 International Conference on Mobile Communication in Seoul, Korea, Oct 18/19, 2004


Beginning with the introduction of mobile telephone some years ago, the area of mobile communication is fast spreading to all directions of media landscape. Mobile phones attracted our attention with its “wirelessness" at first, but it is only a tiny bit of huge iceberg that would soon be emerging on surface. Mobiles are turning media world to a different stage and reshaping our urban space and human ways of interconnecting. We may be still witnessing an early age of mobile revolution. This conference is meant to be a checking station to report what have happened in different societies in the East and West. Mapping and charting the current and future development/application of mobile media will help us understanding how societies are living with this new technological invention.


Themes include :
- digital mobile communication and changes in human communication networks
- uses of mobile communication in different social groups and generations
- digital mobile communication's impact on traditional media usages
- industrial and economic aspects of mobile communication
- mobile internet, DMB, and other applications of mobile media
- political and cultural impacts of mobile communication
- philosophical dimension of human mobility and media
- anthropological intervention on mobile communication
- and other topics related to the mobile

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Technology, Time and Everyday Life
November 25, 2005


http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

A full-day workshop will be held on Friday 25 November 2005 at the Oxford Internet Institute in Oxford. The workshop is for about twenty specially invited international participants who are prominent in the field of social research on mobile technologies. Its distinctive focus will be on understanding the social dynamics shaping, and being shaped by, the ICTs. It will concentrate on two main themes: (1) The new challenges that digital convergence poses for theory and research practice in the area; and (2) The effects of mobile technologies on the temporal dimensions of contemporary society.

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