Työryhmäkutsu: Sosiaalipsykologiaa teknologisesti välittyneessä, verkottuneessa maailmassa

Sosiaalipsykologian päivät 2014 järjestetään Helsingissä marraskuun loppupuolella. Teemana on tänä vuonna (rajapintalaisille osuvasti) Välittynyt vuorovaikutus. Olemme mukana myös omalla työryhmällä, johon on tällä hetkellä käynnissä avoin haku. Tervetuloa esiintymään tai kuuntelemaan, osallistuminen päiville on ilmaista! Lisätietoja työryhmästä löytyy englanninkielisen abstraktin alapuolelta.

The Annual Social Psychology Days 2014 will take place in Helsinki in the second half of November. This year, the theme of the days is Mediated Interaction. Also, as a part of the event, we are calling together a workshop. We are currently accepting presentation proposals.  Welcome to present your work or to participate otherwise! Attending the days and the workshop is free of charge. For English details, scroll to the bottom of this text.

Sosiaalipsykologiaa teknologisesti välittyneessä, verkottuneessa maailmassa

Uudet informaatio- ja viestintäteknologiat ovat muuttaneet tapaa, jolla ihmiset käsittelevät tietoa ja ovat vuorovaikutuksessa toistensa kanssa: Erilaisten verkkopalvelujen arkipäiväistyminen muokkaa tapojamme toimia niin yksilöinä kuin ryhminä. Työpaikoilla työtavat ja yhteistyön muodot muokkaantuvat automatisoitumisen ja työvälineiden digitalisoitumisen myötä. Eräs keskeisistä kysymyksistä, jonka teknologian kehitys asettaa sosiaalipsykologialle on, vaatiiko viestintävälineiden digitalisoituminen ja verkottuminen uusia teorioita nykypäivän vuorovaikutuksien ymmärtämiseksi. Entä miten klassisia teorioita voidaan soveltaa vuorovaikutuksen tutkimukseen teknologisesti välittyneessä maailmassa?

Toivomme tähän työryhmään empiirisiä käyttäjätutkimuksia esitteleviä ja teoreettista ajattelua eteenpäin vieviä alustuksia, joiden pohjalta työryhmä keskustelee, miten sosiaalipsykologia tieteenalana voi parhaiten pysyä mukana teknologian nopeassa kehityksessä ja säilyttää merkityksensä verkottuneessa ja digitalisoituneessa maailmassa. Työryhmä on kaksikielinen. Tämä tarkoittaa, että osallistujat saavat toimittaa abstraktinsa ja pitää esityksensä oman valintansa mukaan joko suomeksi tai englanniksi. Työryhmän keskustelukieli valitaan paikan päällä osallistujien tarpeet ja toiveet huomioiden.

Ehdotukset esityksestä työryhmässä (max. 400 sanan abstrakti) lähetetään osoitteeseen airi.lampinen(at)iki.fi 17.10.mennessä. Työryhmään valitsemisesta ilmoitetaan noin viikossa deadlinen jälkeen.

Social psychology in a technologically mediated, networked world

Novel information and communication technologies have changed the ways in which people interact with one another and to manage information: The ubiquitous presence of varied web services shapes our behavior both as individuals and as groups. At workplaces work practices and modes of interaction are shaped by the automatisation and the digitalisation of tools. The rapid development of technology poses important questions for social psychology: Does the digitalisation of communication technology and the presence networked services necessitate novel theories for understanding contemporary social interaction? How can the classical theories be applied to the study of technology-mediated social interaction in a networked world?

This workshop welcomes presentations entailing empirical user studies and/or non-empirical theory building. Based on the presentations, the workshop will discuss how social psychology as a field can best keep up with the rapid development of technology and how it can retain its relevance in a networked and digitalized world. This is a bilingual workshop. This means that participants can submit their abstracts and give their presentations in either Finnish or English (whichever they prefer). The language of general discussion in the workshop will be determined on the spot to match the needs and wishes of the participants.

Proposals for a presentation in the workshop (max. 400-word abstract) are to be submitted via e-mail to airi.lampinen(at)iki.fi by October, 17th. Notification of acceptance to the workshop will be given within approximately a week of the deadline.

Työryhmän vetäjät/Workshop organizers:

  • Airi Lampinen, Tukholman yliopisto
  • Vilma Lehtinen, Helsingin yliopisto
  • Suvi Uski, Helsingin yliopisto
  • Mikael Wahlström, VTT

ECSCW Workshop on Backchannels & audience participation

Me and some of my colleagues have been interested on participation in co-located context for some time. Previous research has used terms backchannels and audience response systems to explain these, we refer to them only as live participation tools. We’re organizing a workshop in ECSCW 2013 on this topic:

Backhannels and live participation tools are used e.g. in education, conferences and TV shows to increase the interactivity and participation of learners, participants and viewers. Research-wise the domain is scattered across different fields, such as HCI, CSCW and education. This workshop aims to draw together researchers, developers and practitioners in this area to consider (1) how to conduct high quality research and (2) how to make research with impact on the larger society.

We invite submissions in following categories:

  • Examples and demos of prototypes, experiments and system descriptions of and for backchanneling and other forms of audience participation
  • Research methods for analysis
  • Case studies and empirical findings
  • Exploration of new ideas

The workshop is part of ECSCW 2013 (Sep 21st – Sep 25th @ Paphos, Cyprus)
Workshop date: Sep 21st
Submission deadline: June 28th

See our workshop page for more details.

JOBEM-erikoisnumero: Old Against New, or a Coming of Age? Rethinking Broadcasting in an Era of Electronic Media

Tilauksessa papereita JOBEMin erikoisnumeroon. Harkitkaa osallistumista ja kertokaa kavereillekin!

Call for Papers

Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media Special Issue

Old Against New, or a Coming of Age? Rethinking Broadcasting in an Era of Electronic Media

In this special issue edited and authored by graduate students, JOBEM is calling on emerging scholars to redefine “broadcasting” and explore the relevance of this term in an age of electronic media. We believe that graduate students are uniquely situated to change the conversation around new and old media, rethinking both what it means for media to come of age and how to study such a phenomenon.

Special Issue Coordinating Editor-in-Chief

Stacy Blasiola (University of Illinois at Chicago, sblasi2@uic.edu)

Special Issue Guest Editors

R. Stuart Geiger (University of California, Berkeley)

Airi Lampinen(Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT & University of Helsinki)

 

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: August 19, 2013

Full Paper Invitation: September 22, 2013

Deadline for Full Papers: January 6, 2014

Final Decisions: May 6, 2014

Contact: JOBEMgradIssue@gmail.com

As guest editors for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, we know that the term “broadcasting” certainly has the connotations of a rapidly-disappearing era. There is a strong temptation to sharply distinguish between old and new media, and “broadcasting” (and even “electronic”) is a term that is now often associated with the old. We are constantly told that we are in the midst of a digital/social media revolution that will make the unidirectional, mass communication model obsolete. Yet a cursory glance into either the history of media technology or the contemporary use of new media platforms complicates these dominant narratives. Do we need new terms to help us think about what it means for new media to come of age, or do we need to reappropriate old terms?

Do ideas about new media revolutions help us better understand the complicated relationships between radio and early television programming, telegraph networks and emerging telephone infrastructure, or musicians and the various shifts in the recording industry? Do notions of social media disruptions help us understand how participation takes place in sites like Wikipedia, reddit, or YouTube, or how these sites are situated in relation to more established news and media industries? What is the relevance of “old media” terms such as “broadcasting” for studying today’s social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and Pinterest? We call on graduate students to start a new thread in the conversation about what it means for media to be old and new. For us, rethinking “broadcasting” in an era of electronic media is to neither hastily disregard the legacy of these terms nor cling to them too rigidly.

As graduate students, we feel a curious resonance with the contradictory expectations surrounding new media forms. We are called to be apprentices, learning to participate in a longstanding and well-established institution; yet at the same time we are called to be radical revolutionaries, disrupting old ways of thinking. Graduate students, like many new media services and platforms, face many anxieties about what it means to come of age in a landscape already filled with towering figures. Many of the issues we face are longstanding problems that every generation before us also confronted, but we also face many concerns that are unique to our current historical situation.

As emerging scholars, we believe that graduate students are uniquely situated to change the conversation around new and old media, rethinking both what it means for media to come of age and how to study such a phenomenon. In this special issue, we call on graduate students to redefine what “broadcasting” means and explore the relevance of this term in an age of electronic media. We intentionally leave this open to interpretation. We seek papers that will theoretically and empirically advance our understanding of the diverse array of practices, content, people, technologies, industries, and policies that collectively constitute our contemporary media ecology.

We call for papers from a wide variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields, recognizing that scholarship can take a variety of different forms. We invite authors to:

  • propose novel theoretical or methodological frameworks to the study of media and broadcasting

  • critically review and synthesize existing academic literatures about media and broadcasting

  • discursively analyze various rhetorics and narratives around/in media and broadcasting

  • document case studies about historical and/or contemporary media and broadcasting forms

  • relate ethnographic, qualitative, or quantitative studies about the role of media and broadcasting in various social contexts

  • contact us about any other paper forms, or if you are unsure if your paper is suitable for this special issue

 

Deadlines and Submission Instructions

Timeline

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: August 19, 2013

Invitations to Submit Full Papers: September 22, 2013

Deadline to Submit Full Papers: January 6, 2014

Final Decisions to Authors: May 6, 2014

Final Revisions for Full Papers: May 26, 2014

Publication of the Special Issue: September 2014

All submissions must be graduate student driven, meaning that the primary authors should be enrolled as graduate students (at least) at the time of submitting extended abstracts.  Although collaborative work with non-graduate students is acceptable, we seek papers that are primarily conceptualized and authored by graduate students. Collaborative work with other students is highly encouraged. Importantly, the corresponding, lead author–who will be responsible for the paper and interactions with the editors–must be a graduate student.

Because we anticipate a large number of submissions, we will not initially accept full papers for review. Interested authors must first send a proposal of their paper in an extended abstract format of 600-800 words, not including references. The extended abstract should clearly introduce and outline the paper, giving reviewers from a wide variety of academic fields enough context and detail to evaluate its feasibility as a full paper, intellectual merit, relevance to the special issue theme, and broader impacts. As the research for these papers may not yet be complete, we do not expect that extended abstracts will necessarily include all of the paper’s findings or conclusions. However, the extended abstracts should outline what kinds of findings or conclusions the authors expect to present in the final paper. Specifically, extended abstracts should include:

  • a title

  • a description of the paper’s core topic, case, problem, and/or argument

  • the methodological approach, theoretical background, and/or disciplinary field

  • the paper’s relevance to related academic literatures

  • expected findings or conclusions

  • expected contributions to the study of media

Extended abstracts must be mailed as an attachment to JOBEMgradIssue@gmail.com and must be sent in .rtf, .doc or .docx format. We cannot accept .pdf submissions.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to submit a full paper of no more than 7,500 words (including references). Invited full papers will be subject to a formal peer review process, and papers will only be published if they pass JOBEM’s standard reviewing process. Authors must adhere to a strict schedule for submission and revisions. Authors whose manuscripts do not get accepted to the special issue are encouraged to consider submitting revised papers to JOBEM through the normal submission process.

All submissions must adhere to the formatting guidelines for Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Manuscripts must adhere to APA style format. Complete submission guidelines can be accessed athttp://www.beaweb.org/jobem-guidelines.htm.Full papers must be submitted online at:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hbem (select “Special Issue: Grad Issue” as a manuscript type).

Ennakkotietoa ja muistutus Viestinnän tutkimuksen päivistä

Vielä on reilu vuorokausi aikaa jättää abstraktiehdotus Viestinnän tutkimuksen päiville, ennen kuin kutsu sulkeutuu 28.2.2012. Rajapinta-blogin teemojen ympärille koottuun Teknologiavälitteistä viestintää -työryhmään on tullut jo kivasti ehdotuksia joiden aiheet vaihtelevat sosiaalisesta mediasta mobiililaitteisiin ja nettisukupolvesta erityisryhmiin. Ja mikä parasta, ehdotukset noudattelevat blogimme teemoja ollen varsin poikkitieteisiä. Nyt vielä loputkin Rajapinta-blogin kirjoittajat ja lukijat abstraktia lähettämään, niin saadaan elokuussa hyvä keskustelu tämän maan teknologiatutkijoiden välille! Siitä voi syntyä vielä ties mitä kiinnostavaa.

Olettehan huomanneet myös päivien keynote-puheenvuorot? Ainakin William Duttonin esitys liippaa todennäköisesti jollain tavoin myös rajapintalaisten tutkimusintressejä.

CFP: Viestinnän tutkimuksen päivien teknologia-työryhmä

Viestinnän tutkimuksen päivät pidetään Jyväskylässä 30.-31. elokuuta 2012, ja päivillä on teknologia-teemaryhmä, joka kiinnostanee Rajapinta-blogisteja ja lukijoita. Teemaryhmä on nimeltään Teknologiavälitteistä viestintää: Viestinnän ja verkon tutkimuksen rajapinnoilla. Tarkempi kuvaus teemaryhmän sisällöistä löytyy päivien nettisivuilta. Ryhmä on perustettu tukemaan tässä blogissa käsiteltäviä teemoja, eli jos tutkimusaiheemme kiinnostavat, olet tervetullut paikan päälle Jyväskylään keskustelemaan ja myös osallistumaan omaa, aiheeseen liittyvää tutkimustasi esittelemällä.

Voit ehdottaa esitystäsi teemaryhmään 28.2. 2012 mennessä lähettämällä 500-800 sanan laajennetun abstraktin allekirjoittaneelle (anu.sivunen@aalto.fi) sekä päivien järjestelytoimikunnalle osoitteeseen fincom2012@jyu.fi.  Esittäjiä pyydetään ilmoittamaan viestissään myös työryhmän nimi, johon esitys on tarkoitettu. Hyväksymisilmoitukset lähetetään esittäjille sähköpostitse sekä alustava ohjelma julkaistaan päivien verkkosivuilla 15. huhtikuuta 2012 mennessä.