Programme

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May 9th
10:00-16:30 Mårbacka and Alma Löv museum tour
17:30-19:30 Registration: Arenan
18:00 Film screening: Sara Broos’s ” Reflections”, Arenan
Chair: Stina Bergman
20:00 Welcome reception, Lars Lerin Museum, hosted by Karlstads kommun

May 10th
9:00-10:00 Registration at Karlstad University, House 12 Foyer
10:00-10:15 Inaugural speech by Geomedia director André Jansson
10:15-11:30 Keynote: Gillian Rose (The Open University, UK) The Geijer Hall
Chair: Paul C. Adams
11:45-12:00 Presentation of the Lars Tunbjörk exhibition by Monica Furu, Karlstad University
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, House 12 Foyer
13:00-14:30 Paper session 1
15:00-16:30 Plenary panel “Geographies of news”, The Geijer Hall
Julie Firmstone, University of Leeds, UK
Lars Nyre, University of Bergen, Norway
Nikki Usher, George Washington University, USA
Matthew Weber, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, USA
Chair: Henrik Örnebring
19:00 Conference dinner hosted by Scandic Winn Hotel

May 11
9:30-11:00 Paper session 2
11:15-12:30 Keynote: Christian Licoppe (Telecom Paristech, France), The Geijer hall
Chair: Karin Fast
12:30-13.30 Lunch, House 12 Foyer
13:30-13.50 Presentation of the artwork Fragmentarium by Jacek Smolicki
14:00-15:30 Paper session 3
15:30-16:00 Coffee break, House 12 Foyer
16:00-17:30 Paper session 4
19:00-20:30 Film screening at Arenan – I am Dublin, documentary by David Aronowitsch, Ahmed Abdullahi, Anna Persson and Sharmarke Binyusuf
Chair: Patrik Sjöberg
20:30 Dinner at own expense at Nöjesfabriken

May 12
9:30-11:00 Paper session 5
11:15-12:30 Keynote: Scott McQuire (University of Melbourne, Australia), The Geijer hall
Chair: Mekonnen Tesfahuney
12:30-12:45 Closing words and goodbye
13:00 Lunch or take away, House 12 Foyer
  
 
 

10 MAY: SESSION 1
1A: SPACES AND NETWORKS OF NEWS PRODUCTION
Room 12A226
Chair: Henrik Örnebring

Arora-Jonsson Seema . Policy mobilities and power in environmental media in Sweden
Bunce Mel, Wright Kate & Scott Martin. Negotiating space in a virtual newsroom: How Slack shapes journalistic practice
Örnebring Henrik & Möller Cecilia. In the margins of journalism. Gender, mobility and marginalization among local (ex-)journalists
Sjøvaag Helle, Stavelin Eirik, Karlsson Michael & Kammer Aske. News Geographies in Scandinavia: A Network Analysis of Hyperlinks in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

1B: TRANSNATIONAL AND COSMOPOLITAN SPACES
Room 12A324
Chair: David Cheruyiot

Kenalemang Lame Maatla & Cheruiyot David. What’s the fuss about going natural? Afropolitanism and the politics of black women’s hair
Gershberg Zac. The Spatial Tensions of Cosmopolitan Media Ethics in the Age of Terminal Velocity
Lamour Christian. The news agenda in metropolitan cross-border regions: an exploration of the “in between” neo-regional space
Mcmillin Divya. Going Native: Translation and transnationalism in a globalizing city

1C: URBAN COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL POWER
Room 12A325
Chair: André Jansson

Jansson André & Klausen Maja. The Spreadable City: Urban Exploration and Connective Media
Potter Martin & Louth Jonathon. Stories from the White Building: Storytelling and the Production of Space
Thor Tindra. Urban Hacks – Exploring Graffiti as Disruptive Urban Communication
van der Hoeven Arno. Historic urban landscapes on social media: a participatory approach to urban heritage

1D: MEDIATED SPACES AND CULTURAL MEMORY
Room 12B259
Chair: Eva Kingsepp

Kingsepp Eva. World War II in Egyptian cultural memory: Nostalgia and negotiation
Sardà Amparo Moreno, Rodríguez-Navas Pedro Manuel Molina, Simelio Núria, Aguilar Antonio, Perceval José María & Corcoy Marta. CiutadaniaPlural.com (Pluralcitizenship.com), a geomedia platform for the participation of citizens in the construction of collective knowledge.
Ownby Terry. Atomic Amnesia: A Mashup of Photo Media, Cartography, and Satellite Imagery
Raento Pauliina. The power of everyday (in)visibility: Animals on Finnish postage stamps.

1E: PANEL: Empowering Lay Users: Use practices, reflexivity, activism
Room 12B258
Chair: Thomas Jekel & Inga Gryl

Atteneder Helena. Dominances and inequalities – hegemonic structures through geomedia based practices – concepts and application fields
Gryl Inga & Pokraka Jana. Communitycation – a planning game between Spatial Thinking and Spatial Citizenship
Ferber Nicole, Stuppacher Kirstin & Pokraka Jana. Spaces of the in-between in (geo)media education
Lehner Michael & Jekel Thomas. #notmysymbol. Tracing (rightwing) Ideology with social Geomedia as an Education project

11 MAY: SESSION 2
2A: TOURISM AND MEDIA
Room 12A226
Chair: Cecilia Möller

Avezzù Giorgio. “New Moon” and its contested Italian set: A case of “crime against geography”?
Möller Cecilia. Communicating Disaster Spaces of the In-Between. Tourists’ use of social media during Cyclone Winston, Fiji
Sandstig Gabriella & Hellberg Martin Olsson. The role of genre and network conflict in directing place representations on the online travel guide, Wikitravel
Youngs Yolonda. Geomedia of Digital Visual Representations: Culture, Landscapes, and Tourism

2B: (HYPER-)LOCAL NEWS
Room 12A324
Chair: Michael Karlsson

De Meulenaere Jonas. Can bottom-up and unstructured locally anchored Facebook-groups be considered as hyperlocal media?
Karlsson Michael & Rowe Erika Hellekant. Local reporting from a distance – what are the effects on the local news?
Lie Malene Paulsen. Local Media Integrate and Social Media Disintegrate? Media Use and Local Attachment in Two Norwegian Communities
Wiard Victor. The geography of online news coverage of Brussels, Belgium

2C: THE MEDIATIZED HOME
Room 12A325
Chair: Jenny Jansdotter

Andersson Magnus & Hartmann Maren. From the homepage to the homebutton: Notions of home and notions of media
Jansdotter Jenny. Connectivity and connectedness. The mediatization of work and close relations in academic settings
Klausen Maja & Møller Kristian. Warm experts and gay kinship: domestication media practices and intimacies of elderly people
Bengtsson Stina. Sensorial structuration as an ethics of space: Living with digital media in everyday life

2D: PANEL: Airplanes, Signals, Satellites: An Archaeology of Literary Geomedia
Room 12B258
Chair: Ragnild Lome & Jesper Olsson

Daugaard Solveig. Geomedia and the End of Progress on Earth
Lien Jakob. Singing Satellites and Sounding Birds
Lome Ragnild. Mapping Materialities
Olsson Jesper. Skywriting, Signals, and Poetry Systems

11 MAY: SESSION 3
3A: MEDIA, MIGRATION AND BORDERS
Room 12A226
Chair: Mekonnen Tesfahuney

Crevier Janaya, Vanhorn Jason & Kobsa-Mark Michael. Story maps toward solidarity: Geo-multimedia engagement in refugee communities in Vienna, Austria
Ljungberg Emilia & Tesfahuney Mekonnen. Policing Prostitution: Anti-sex trafficking activism and purified spaces
Piredda Maria Francesca. Migrant’s middle-earth. The in-between space of Lampedusa
Sprio Margherita. Italian Post-War Migration to Britain – The Second Generation and the Spaces In-Between

3B: CULTURAL CIRCULATION AND SENSE OF PLACE
Room 12A324
Chair: Hans Olof Gottfridsson

Gottfridsson Hans Olof. WHEN VÄRMLAND WAS ROCKED – Medias role in the development of the new local youth scene in the wake of the arrival of Rock’n’roll in the late
Sharp Laura. Motion Pictures, Mobile Markets: Making the Film Locations Market in Los Angeles, California
Sommerlad Elisabeth & Escher Anton. Film experiences in everyday life: Affinity & Atmosphere
Zonn Leo. The “Alamo” on the Road: Mobility and the Cinematic Experience

3C: MOBILITY, EMBODIMENT AND THE SENSES
Room 12A325
Chair: Karin Fast

Eriksson Christine. Belonging-in-Transience – Urban places for a fluid and commuting preschool practice
Miller James. Media and mobility: problems of historiography, materiality and embodiment
Polson Erika. “Do You Do Local?” Place-Based Travel Apps and the Exotification of Everyday Life
Cooley Rae Heidi. Locally (Un)Known: How Geo-locative Software Reorient Our Habitual Understandings of Place

3D: PANEL: Place and space: Chinese cities in digital practices
Room 12B258
Chair: Scott McQuire

Sun Wei. Knitting a “Chinese knot” of urban places: Urban communication as localism
A study on the space of Shanghai’s “Sinan Mansion”
Xie Jing, Community mapping: How mobile interfaces generate senses of connectivity and implacement
Zhao Min & Lu Ye. Lawn music festivals as landscape and public life in cosmopolitans
Pan Ji. Our places, our rule:How weibo-bloggers create digital place identification protesting the Jingan-Zhabei incorporation
Zhou Haiyan & Li Meihui. The Fourth model of the Public Bicycle Network -A study on the no-pile sharing bicycle network in urban China

11 MAY: SESSION 4
4A: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE
Room 12A226
Chair: Lotta Braunerhielm

Braunerhielm Lotta & Gibson Laila. Geomedia perspectives of tourism research
Edlom Jessica. Bringing the digital Swedish music brand alive
Lukinbeal Chris & Sharp Laura. Hollywood’s Lingua Franca, or How China Saved the Cat
Simpson Timothy. Mezzo Macau: Consuming Electronic Casino Games and Producing the Post-Socialist Chinese Subject

4B: MEDIA, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Room 12A324
Chair: Raul Ferrer Conill

Hirsbrunner Simon David. Mute immobile – immutable mobile. An investigation of cartographic interfaces mediating the future with climate change.
Langhorst Joern. Place, Experience and Identities: Imag- (in) ing Radical Place Change through Film.
Morris Hanna. A High Stakes Battle on the High Seas: The re-articulation and re-assemblage of hegemonic environmental logics in the cable television series “Whale Wars”.
Palis Joseph. Found Story Cinematics in the Social Realist Films of Brillante Mendoza

4C: PANEL: Digital Spatial Ecologies: Geolocating the Layers of History and Memory in New Media
Room 12B258
Chair: Agata Mergler & Mark Terry

Didur Jill & Fan Lai-Tze. Between Landscape and the Screen: Locative Media, Transitive Reading, and Environmental Storytelling
Mergler Agata. Walter Benjamin and Geomedia
Reisenleitner Markus. The Digital Traces of History: Geomediating Vienna’s Gentrification
Synenko Joshua. Play, Preservation and the User-oriented City: Navigating (through) Flusser’s Technical Image
Terry Mark. Contemporary Treatments of Actuality: Digital and Spatial Turns to Social Change

12 MAY: SESSION 5
5A: GEOMEDIA EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION
Room 12A226
Chair: Linda Ryan Bengtsson

Jekel Thomas & Lehner Marissa. Lay hypotheses generation from animated spatial data. A videography based study.
Rodgers Scott, Moore Susan & Ballatore Andrea. Ambient participation? Social media as platform spaces for commentary, debate and anxieties around urban transformation
Tammpuu Piia & Masso Anu. Digitally Mediated Transnationality in the form of ‘Virtual Residency’: Insights into Estonian e-Residency.

5B: SPACES OF SURVEILLANCE
Room 12A324
Chair: Ilkin Mehrabov

Akbari Azadeh. A Critical Study of Space: The Case of Iran’s Surveillance of Public and Digital Spaces
Ferrer Conill Raul. Playbour and the gamification of work. Liminal spaces of empowerment and exploitation
Mehrabov llkin. Surveillance as a Negative Consequence of Mediatization Metaprocess: The Context of Semi-Authoritarian Countries
Livio Oren. The Broken Panopticon: Media Discourses about Failed Surveillance of Space

5C: SPATIALITIES OF CULTURAL TEXTS
Room 12B259
Chair: Emilia Ljungberg

Heine Cindy. Meaning between two walls
Holmgren Maria Troy. Adapting Space/Spaces of Adaptation: Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Nyström Andreas. Flying Below the Radar: Identity Formation in the Liminal Spaces of the Wasteland in Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” (2011)
Sen Ruma. Celebrity Travels: Priyanka Chopra’s journey as an international icon

5D: THEORIZING AND HISTORICIZING GEOMEDIA
Room 12A325
Chair: Paul Adams

Abend Pablo. From Map-Reading to Geobrowsing. Theoretical and Methodological Reconsiderations for Contemporary Geomedia.
Adams Paul. Filter Bubbles in Geo-historical Context.
Borbach Christoph. Times of the In-Between. The Epistemic Background of Locative Media.
Thielmann Tristan. Towards a general media-methodology of navigation.

5E: PANEL: Plotting Fugitive Spaces in Data-Driven Urban Cultures
Room 12B258
Chair: Heidi Rae Cooley & Heather Zwicker

Cooley Rae Heidi. On Site: Navigating What-Was in the Here-and-Now via the Geo-locative Touchscreen Device
Engel Maureen & Zwicker Heather. Op. Cit: The Indian Hospital in a Context of Reconciliation
Wilmott Clancy. Para-Site: Tables, Topologies and Treachery in Everyday Locational Data