The QUT Digital Media Research Centre and the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities at the University of Queensland are proud to announce Digital Transactions in Asia, the second annual research symposium of the Digital Asia initiative. In contemporary Asia, the breathtaking rapidity and scale of digitisation is remaking human relationships. For ordinary people, social media platforms bring new economic opportunities along with the monetisation of the personal and the everyday. Asian markets are increasingly determined by flows of virtual capital, information commodities, consumers and labour. This symposium considers the instances and processes through which new sets of social, economic and political transactions are being established between citizens and states, markets and publics, cultures and commodities in a Digital Asia.
Invited speakers to the symposium include:
- Ravi Sundaram (Centre for Study of Developing Societies)
- Cheryll Soriano (De La Salle University)
- Yu Hong (University of Southern California)
- John Postill (RMIT)
- Vibodh Parthasarathi (Jamia Millia Islamia)
- Sangeet Kumar (Denison University)
- Gerard Goggin (University of Sydney)
- Michael Keane (Curtin University)
Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 August, 9.00am-3.00pm
Please join us for the two-day symposium by registering here by 24 July 2017. Limited seats available.
Tuesday 8 August, 6.30 pm
Public Plenary featuring Ravi Sundaram, Yu Hong and John Postill
The event will open with a public plenary session at the Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14), University of Queensland, St Lucia campus
Wednesday 9 August, 5:30-7:30pm
Creative Industries and Digital Transformations: An Australia-China Dialogue
An evening event, Creative Industries and Digital Transformations: An Australia-China Dialogue, will be held in Room Z9-607, at the Creative Industries Precinct, QUT Kelvin Grove campus from 5:30 – 7:00pm on August 9.