Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond- Conference (Program finalized)

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Date(s) - 01/12/2014 - 02/12/2014
All Day

ACJC Seminar rooms, Building H, 8th floor (H8.06)


Three fasionable young Japanese ladies at the park

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PROGRAM FINALIZED Interactive Futures Conference Program Booklet_final version

Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

A conference hosted by the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture, Sociology, Monash University, the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University and support from the Monash Asia Institute

This conference explores young people’s engagement with new modes of mediated communication, self‐expression and culture‐making across  the Asia  Pacific  and  beyond. It will  map  young people’s  mediated  lives in  the  region, consider implications for  citizenship,  ethics, political  &  cultural agency  and social bonds, and  generate debate about the ways emplacement, embodiment, and location shape youth access to and practices with media—new and old,  virtual  and material.

Keynote Speakers include:

Associate Professor Sun Sun Lim (Communications and NewMedia, National University of Singapore);

Dr Paul Hodkinson (Sociology, University of Surrey);

Professor Neil Selwyn (Education, Monash University)

We invite papers that explore:

  • how young people interact with new and old media to actively produce and consume local and transnational youth cultures, social identities and collective experience;
  • how localized media practices shape experiences and expectations of youth, including notions of transition to adult‐hood, gendered and raced identities, citizenship, and political practices.
  • inequalities/differences in access and use, for example, in relation to class, gender, sexuality, ability, and place;
  • everyday management of mediated lives (sexting, gaming, online activism, everyday uses of social media);
  • collective meaning‐making through media (community building, cosmopolitanism, sociality, political engagement);
  • ethical and methodological challenges in researching youth media cultures.
  • how the everyday media practices of youth become more long‐term projects, providing a platform for the articulation of post‐youth identities.

Please send paper proposals( no more than 200 words) with your affiliation details and email address no later than Friday June 13th, 2014 to with “Paper Proposal for Interactive Futures” in the subject line. Presenters will be notified via email in July.

For more information and registration go to



Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd December, 2014

9am to 6pm

Building H, Level 8 Room H8.06/05

Where: MonashUniversity Caulfield Campus, Melbourne

900 Dandenong Rd Caulfield East 3145


Bookings are closed for this event.