The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division focuses on original scientific research about the roles played by information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the processes of human communication. CAT seeks to enhance theory and methodology pertaining to adoption, usage, message content, communication networks, effects, and policy of ICTs. Areas of research include new media, social media, human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, mobile communication, “big data,” crowdsourcing, and other technologically mediated social interaction and networking in all contexts (personal, friends, family, groups, organizations, business, healthcare, collective action, politics, government, education, society, culture, intercultural) and at all levels of analyses.
CAT programs papers, panel sessions, and pre- and p0st-conferences that make an innovative and original scientific contribution to our understanding of ICTs, with the primary focus on human communication aspects of particular technological characteristics. Papers in which technology is not a specific object of investigation, instead the context or backdrop for a communication have a potential fit with other ICA Divisions.
Vol 22, no 3 (August 2016)
Deadline for submission: 31 July 2015
Connected Viewing: Multi-Platform Media in the Digital Era Guest Editors: Jennifer Holt, Karen Petruska, and Gregory Steirer
This special issue aims to bring together researchers from film, television, internet, and game studies to examine evolving trends in connected viewing, an evolution in how screen media is created, circulated, and consumed. Specifically referring to a multi-platform entertainment experience, connected viewing also relates to a larger trend across the media industries to integrate digital technology and socially networked communication with traditional screen media practices. This special issue will explore connected viewing as a crucial frame through which we can understand contemporary media in the digital era.
Connected viewing is more than digital distribution, for it encapsulates the broader ecosystem in which digital distribution is rendered possible and new forms of user engagement take shape.
Connected viewing is as much about the aesthetic and social experience of second-screen media as it is about the intermediaries that deliver content to mobile devices and the gatekeepers that regulate access. It also extends to those firms and individuals operating “outside” of the mainstream who are looking to create innovative connections to the digital, global, and mobile audience.
This call for papers invites contributions that focus on the evolving economics, technologies, regulations, texts, and audience practices of connected viewing. Possible topics may include digital distribution technologies and platforms; global markets and audiences; the economics of connected viewing; web series and transmedia content; data collection and privacy; cloud technologies and internet infrastructure; network neutrality, internet governance, and other regulatory issues; audience engagement and fandom.
Contributions on the following questions are welcome, but we are open to any substantive inquiry:
Alternatively, how have audiences pushed connected viewing practices forward in ways media companies have not?
Research articles will be in the range of 6,000-8,000 words and all submissions should be formatted in the SAGE Harvard reference style.
We are also interested in publishing interviews of 3,000-5,000 words with connected viewing creators, intermediaries, distributors, etc. If you are interested in conducting an interview for this issue, please email the editors with a brief description to determine suitability.
Please upload submissions of full papers to the Convergence manuscript submission site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/convergence) by 31 July 2015. When prompted to enter a manuscript type, select “special issue: connected viewing” to flag your submission as a response to this call.
All correspondence and questions to Karen Petruska firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can read more about Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies here: http://con.sagepub.com/.
The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in digital humanities (DH), with a focus on textual analysis or big history. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should have a record of interdisciplinary research in computer-assisted analysis of large corpora, archival documents, or other materials. Candidates should demonstrate competencies in one or more of the following: visualization, network analysis, software development, bibliometrics, and quantitative approaches to evidence, text processing, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or computer-assisted reading. We will consider applications from scholars investigating any historical period or cultural context, genre, theory, or method within humanities.
A specialist in DH who is trained in large-scale analysis would complement Virginia's traditions of excellence and innovation in DH. The appointed scholar will foster interdisciplinary collaboration, pedagogy, and public access to research in DH. Opportunities for affiliation include the long-standing Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and Scholars' Lab, within the University of Virginia Library, and initiatives including the Data Science Institute, the Center for the Study of Data & Knowledge, and the University of Virginia Advanced Computing Services & Engagement. UVA's excellence in textual studies, bibliography and the history of book as well as diverse programs in literatures and languages will enrich this professor's opportunities, yet potential home departments also include Media Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Drama, Music, Classics, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. With possible affiliation in programs such as Linguistics, Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, South Asia Center, East Asia Center, Women and Gender Studies, or American Studies, the appointment nevertheless is tenure-track within a department of Arts and Sciences rather than a center, institute, library, or program.
This position is one of several interdisciplinary lines sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate will participate in activities of the Mellon-funded Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, including one team-taught course in the first two years. The teaching load is two courses each, in fall and spring semesters. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is preferred.
To apply, submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0615478 and electronically attach the following: CV; cover letter that includes a description of your research in the field; the names and contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a link to an Online Portfolio that includes examples and descriptions of digital work and/or research.
Additional materials will be requested of those candidates selected for interviews.
The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015. The appointment will begin August 25, 2015.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: June Webb, 434-924-6608. Direct questions about this position to, Alison Booth, Professor of English, Search Committee Chair, Digemail@example.com.
The University performs background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.