Digital Transactions in Asia – Registration is now open

Sofman Akihabara department store at night, exterior view with people walking past.

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.

Digital Transactions in Asia Symposium Program

Invited speakers to the symposium include:

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.

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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

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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.

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