Dr. Barbara Crow and Dr. Catherine Middleton were part of a research team for the “Taking Ontario Mobile” Report. This research report provided a summary of the status of wireless communications in Ontario and prepared recommendations for the Ontario government to consider in terms of how to address and support wireless as part of an economic and social strategy for innovation and change. For more information, click here.
ACM member Dr. Barbara Crow, along with Dr. Catherine Middleton and Dr. Tamara Shepherd, attended the recent Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearing which took place in Gatineau, Quebec for a week beginning February 11th, 2013.
The Mobile Communication, Economy & Society Research Program (CMES) of the IN3-UOC is hosting for the public talk Prof. Dr. Eugène F. Loos, from the University of Amsterdam, will give next April 11th in Barcelona, Spain (one of the places where the Ageing Communication Media network has presence).
The title of the conference is “Senior citizens: Digital immigrants in their own country? Debunking myths of age related information accessibility”. Population in most western countries is ageing at a rapid pace, and at the same time, these countries are increasingly becoming digitised by providing information in a digital form. The question raised by Loos is: to what extent is there an actual problem for senior citizens who are looking for accessible information? Are they really digital immigrants in their own country? The speaker will address these questions by presenting 5 common myths on the topic and will attempt to debunk them based on empirical research, which will be illustrated by documents and videos.
Dr. Catherine Middleton and Dr. Tamara Shepherd will be attending the upcoming Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearing which will take place in Gatineau, Quebec, February 11th, 2013. This hearing is part of a larger process which included a call for comments about the creation of a wireless code for mobile wireless service providers. Dr. Middleton, Dr. Shepherd, along with Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Dr. Kim Sawchuk, and Dr. Barbara Crow, submitted an intervention to the call for comments. For information on the call for comments and their intervention, click here.
The journal Organization Studies has issued a call for papers for a special issue entitled “At a Critical Age: The Social and Political Organization of Age and Ageing.” The guest editors include Susan Ainsworth (University of Melbourne), Leanne Cutcher (University of Sydney), Cynthia Hardy (University of Melbourne), and Robyn Thomas (University of Cardiff). The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2013. For the full call for papers and more information, click here.
The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Comm created a document, which is posted on the website: http://www.sociomobile.org/publications/cmcs_archive.html, which focuses on research in the field of Mobile Communication Studies. It includes publications and previous call for papers.
For the full bibliography, click here.
The Centre for Material Digital Culture is hosting a symposium at the University of Sussex entitled “The Table Symposium: Examining New Media Objects.” The one-day symposium will take place April 10th, 2013 and abstracts are due by January 15th, 2013. For a full call for papers, click here.
The International Conference on Qualitative Research in Communication, organized by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration and the University of Lower Silesia, will be held October 3-4, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania. Abstracts of a maximum of 500 words are due March 15th, 2013. For more information on the conference and a full call for papers, click here. Update: The conference has a new website.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently issued a call for comments about the creation of “a mandatory code for mobile wireless service providers to address the clarity and content of mobile wireless service contracts and related issues for consumers” (call for comments, p.1). Dr. Catherine Middleton, Dr. Tamara Shepherd, Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Dr. Kim Sawchuk, and Dr. Barbara Crow collaborated on an Intervention that can be found on the website. The Intervention can be found under the name Middleton, Catherine and number 1063.
For a full list of interventions, click here.
The Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting a conference entitled “Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies.” The conference will be held in Montreal from May 8th-13th, 2013.
The deadline for abstracts is November 21st, 2012.
For a full call for papers and more information about the conference, click here.