"The Mediatization of Time: New perspectives on media, data and temporality"

7.-8. Dezember 2017, Bremen

Conference venue: Swissôtel Bremen, Hillmannplatz 20, Bremen

Recent innovations in the digitalization and datafication of communication fundamentally affect how people conceptualize, perceive and evaluate time to create the kind of world they live in. The conference invites participants to think through the interplay of media and data in respect of the way social time is constructed, modulated, and experienced. This allows to appreciate how new technologies and representations deeply affect the temporal organization of today’s media suffused societies, and it also sheds light on transformations in mediating time. We assume that mediatization as a fundamental societal change that interweaves with the development and spread of communication and information technologies leaves its mark on the ways we process and order the pace, sequence, rhythms and of social reality.

This conference invites to think through the role of media and data people have or had at hand to time their interactions, relations, and states of being.

The conference is organized by Christian Pentzold and Christine Lohmeier from the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen in cooperation with Anne Kaun, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Stockholm.

Registration for non-presenting participants is open until November 30, 2017. Please register with an e-mail to mediatizedtime[at]uni-bremen.de, providing your full name, your affiliation and postal address as well as your status: (1) undergraduate/doctoral student or (2) postdoc/professor/other. The registration fee for status group (1) is 20 euro and for status group (2) 40 euro, not including the conference dinner. The registration is only valid with a written confirmation by the conference team.

Participants can book hotel rooms for special conference rates at the Hotel Bremer Haus (code: "Mediatized Time") and Star Inn Bremen (code: "Mediatized Time") by the end of October 2017.

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Conference programme

December 6, 2017

20:00
Get Together (www.canova-bremen.de)

December 7, 2017

09:00
Welcome - Convenors

09:30
KEYNOTE I:
*Helge Jordheim (Oslo U, Norway): In and Out of Sync: On the Production of Collective Times
*Response: Emily Keightley (Loughborough U, UK) 
*Response: Staffan Ericson (Södertörn U, Sweden)
11:00
Coffee & Tea

11:30
PANEL I: TEMPORAL (DIS-)CONTINUITIES
*Karin Deckner (U of the Arts, Berlin, Germany): Eigenzeit and media-based Eigenzeit as „Heterochronie“
*Tim Markham (Birkbeck, U of London, UK): Subjective engagement in an age of distraction: In defence of temporal discontinuity and ambivalence
*Christian Schwarzenegger (Augsburg U, Germany): Reclaiming Time from the Media – Disconnection and temporal autonomy in times of digital perma-connectivity
*Martin Hand (Queen's U, Canada): iTimes? emerging practices of negotiation, synchronization, and coordination
13:30
Lunch
14:30
PANEL II: PLATFORM TIME
*Tim Highfield (Queensland Tech, Australia): Socially mediated moments and memories: Now, then, and the tangled temporality of digital media
*Manuel Menke (Augsburg U, Germany): Time as Contrast: Constructing Temporalities of the “Before” and the “After” Online
*Kenzie Burchell (U of Toronto, Canada): Managing the Platform Communication Environment: Observable Social Practices as Time Regulators and Time Meters
16:00
Coffee & Tea

16:30
PANEL III: MULTIPLE CHRONOLOGIES
*Maria Rikitianskaia & Gabriele Balbi (Lugano U, Switzerland): Wireless Around The Clock: Introducing Time Signals By Wireless Telegraphy in the 1910s
*Stephan Oliver Görland (Rostock U, Germany): Media Use In Situ: Dead Time and the Acceleration of Life
*Jean-Claude Domenget (U de Franche Comté, France) & Carsten Wilhelm (U of Haute Alsace, France): Recent French perspectives on temporalities in media and communication research
*Sabine Bosler (U of Haute Alsace, France & Olivier Thevenin (Paris New Sorbonne U, France): The Paris Series Mania Festival and the Attention Economy"
18:00
Roundtable: New Perspectives on Media, Data and Temporality (Andreas Hepp (Bremen U, Germany), Espen Ytreberg (Oslo U, Norway), Elizabeth Prommer (Rostock U, Germany), Lee Humphreys (Cornell U, USA), Paddy Scannell (U Michigan, USA)
20:00
Dinner (https://www.tenduere.de)

December 8, 2017

09:00
KEYNOTE II:
*Motti Neiger (The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew U. & Netanya Academic College, Israel) ""On Collective Vision: The Mediatization of Shared Social Future"
KEYNOTE III:
*Mike Ananny (Annenberg School for Communication, USC, USA)
* Response: Lee Humphreys (Cornell U, USA)
10:30
Coffee & Tea
PANEL VI: TIME IN/OF THE MEDIA
*C.W. Anderson (Leeds U, UK) & Henrik Bodker (Aarhus U, Denmark): Deep, Shallow, and Ecstatic Time in an Age of Data and Mediatization
* Wiebke Loosen (Bredow Hamburg) & Andreas Hepp (U Bremen): Where the future is already the present. How pioneer journalists construct the future(s) of journalism
*Sarah Kohler (Klagenfurt U, Austria): The Adaptation of Temporal Structures in Times of Mediatization: the Two Approaches of SPIEGEL Online
*Sarah Bishop (City U, NYC, USA): Finding the Time: Digital Storytelling and Narrative Fatigue
13:00
Lunch and Farewell
14:00
INTO THE FUTURE with comments from Peter Lunt (Leicester U, UK), Irene Neverla (Hamburg U, Germany), Johan Fornäs (Södertörn U, Sweden)
15:00
Departure