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The Impact of Streaming on Media Industries and Cultural Production

  • 18.10.2022
  • Online

Deadline: March 18, 2022

Organised by the ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production Section

Streaming media content, live or recorded, has experienced exponential growth during the COVID19 pandemic. Streaming, understood as the digital transmission and reception of files over the Internet, refers to text, audio and video content. It has impacted upon both content distribution and consumption in a variety of sectors such as film, television, games, publishing, music, and radio/podcasts. The multiple forms and commercial models through which streaming services are organized -- from transnational streaming services, to such that target specific geographical markets or audiences, and from commercial to indie and public service streaming -- transform cultural production in manifold ways. With streaming, consumption has become more on demand and personalised.

This conference on the impact of streaming on the media industries and cultural production is particularly interested in bringing together scholars examining the impact of streaming on different media industry sectors and/or in different countries and production contexts. It especially welcomes contributions that explore the impact of streaming along different parts of the media supply-chain, from the front-end distribution and delivery of content, through content delivery networks and physical infrastructure operations.

Rather than the usual format, this online conference will consist of workshops made up of 5-10-minute provocations/statements designed to generate debate and discussion.

We also welcome pre-constituted workshops of four or five 5-10-minute provocations/statements, as well as workshops that include industry participants.

Two slots per session will be ringfenced for early career researchers, pending sufficient applications. Please indicate if you are an early career researcher in the Abstract.

For 5-10-minute provocations/statements, please submit an abstract of maximum 150 words, and a biography of maximum 100 words. Individually submitted provocations will be formed by the selection committee into workshops consisting of 4-5 provocations.

For pre-constituted workshops of four or five 5-10-minute provocations/statements, please submit a maximum 800 word abstract summarising the overall theme for the workshop and the contribution of each participant, and a maximum 100 word biography for each participant.

The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2022. Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smicpoct2022ecreapc

We will notify all authors of acceptance/ rejection by 26 April 2022.

For questions regarding the pre-conference and/or abstract submission, please email Maria Michalis, University of Westminster

m.michalis@westminster.ac.uk

The authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers or short provocations/statements online on Monday 17th October.

This is a free conference. There are NO registration fees.


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