The topics for discussion can include – but are not limited to – the following:
How has device mobility changed media reception modes? How can the gap between technological advancements and other areas of society – politics, economy, the law – be closed? What role does the global availability of media play, or do recent successful attempts at censorship bode ill for sustainable global accessibility in the future? How can and should media theory influence future developments? How has globalization, the global South and the Asian Century redefined approaches to file sharing? How will movements such as Digital Commons and Open Source change the way business, science and entertainment will develop?
This conference is planned as a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The keynote will be held in London. In-person presentations will take place in the University of Hertfordshire campus in Hatfield on the outskirts of London.