CfP Workshop “Cultural Mediators in the Digital Age”

In the second round of this event we will explore how much of the early cultural intermediaries literature within cultural studies (emerging from the late 1980s-1990s) and across a range of industries (fashion, music, popular media/magazines, for example) is relevant to today’s cultural forms in the digital age. Specifically, the aim of the symposium is to gather experts on cultural industries to discuss and analyse how consumers’ practices performed in digital spaces (e.g. blog, social media, and websites) are facilitating the emergency of new cultural and economic forms in this industry. It will be cross- disciplinary and cross-sector, seeking also to examine the differences, synergies and similarities across key cultural industries (for example, fashion, music, print/publishing, film, food, gaming). This Workshop is organised by the School of Communications at University Adolfo Ibanez, the Culture, Media and Creative Industries Department at King’s College, and the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
We invite participants to send abstracts that explore the practices, identities, and discourses of cultural mediators in the digital age from a broad range of disciplines – including sociology, media studies, geography, anthropology, cultural studies, STS. Download full CFP. The program will be available by May the 22nd.