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CFP: Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media

March 20th – 22nd 2013, Antwerp, Belgium

The submission deadline (abstract) is November 30th 2012. Paper abstracts or panel session proposals can be submitted at: www.ua.ac.be/youth2.0

UCSIA & MIOS, University of Antwerp, are pleased to announce the organisation of an international, multidisciplinary workshop on young people’s uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular. Contributions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and from diverse scientific fields are welcomed. Next to individual paper submissions, proposals for organized panel sessions will be taken into consideration.

This international event will address a number of relevant questions related to the use of social media by children, adolescents and young adults. Keynote presentations and parallel sessions center around four main topics:

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Collective play in a LAN house in Brazil

Carla Barros, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil

barros.carla@uol.com.br

In a study conducted in a LAN house [the common term for a LAN gaming center in Brazil] in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a certain factor drew my attention – the way in which the boys who frequent the LAN house play games in a way that is very different from that expressed in the concept of the relationship individual-machine. What I observed was a type of collective game, which revealed the need for us to have a broader view of the context in which the communication mediated by computer takes place, to not run the risk of thinking of the phenomenon of the Internet in a highly restricted manner.…

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