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Plenary No. 3: Crisis, ‘Creative’ Destruction and the Affordances of the Digital Moment and Social Media

Friday 28 June 2013, 11:00 – 12:30

In this presentation, Jodi Dean interrogates celebrations of social media that view Twitter as a force of revolution. In considering the ways contemporary networked media entrap users into support for capitalism, it sets out five types of exploitation specific to the new communication order.

Plenary No. 1: A Largely ‘Western’ Financial Crisis? - Implications for Shifts in Geo-Political and Global Communication Orders

Wednesday 26 June 2013, 09:00 – 10:30

The current financial and economic crisis is frequently referred to as a ‘Western’ affair. However, some influential researchers, not least Giovanni Arrighi, have emphasized how such long wave crises can serve to amplify or accelerate fundamental shifts in geo-political relations and power structures. At the same time, researchers from our own and neighbouring fields talk about ‘soft power’ and other features of the changing forms and patterns of global power associated with the onward march of mediatisation. In this session, some leading scholars, situated in different world regions, consider the implications of the current western crisis for unfolding shifts in .i) geo-political power and global economic or technological leadership and .ii) in the global communication order or sector.

#IAMCR13 Day 2 & 3: Photo Highlights

The first few days have flown! Here are some photos from conference day two and three:


Multimedia at Plenary No. 1: A Largely ‘Western’ Financial Crisis? Implications for Shifts in Geo-Political and Global Communication Orders

Plenary No. 2: A ‘Three-Legged Stool’? Environmental & Economic Crises and the Strategic Implications...

Thursday 27 June 2013, 11:00 – 12:30

This plenary session explores the deeper, underlying linkages between the current Economic and Environmental ‘Crises’ and the implications for the role, content, structures and practices of the media of public communication, not least with respect to any environmentally sustainable new model or ‘paradigm’ for social and economic development.

Opening session: Photo highlights

As the first day of #IAMCR13 draws to a close, some of the highlights are below.

Photos by Eimear Phelan


Standing ovation following talk by President Michael D. Higgins

Shuttle bus timetable: Hotels to/from DCU

Transportation to and from hotels to the conference venue in the mornings and evenings will be provided only for those conference participants who have booked hotel accommodation through our partner website (excluding the Regency Hotel and DCU Campus accomodations which are in a walking distance).

Stream Hashtags for #IAMCR13 [Slot Code]

We've come up with a way to communicate about each stream in the IAMCR 2013 Conference. Simply add the two or three digit slot code to the end of the conference hashtag #IAMCR13. We'll be compiling some of the best tweets at the end of the conference and publishing them on this blog.

E.g. Audience = #IAMCR13AUD, Comic Art = #IAMCR13COM

Crisis, what crisis? Copyright and the creative destruction of the music industry

Dr. Jim Rogers
School of Communications, DCU

The core theme at the heart of this conference – Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders – carries many interesting implications and meanings, especially in the context of the current financial and economic turmoil.

Watch out! Livestream content at the IAMCR 2013

If you can't make it to Dublin, there are a number of sessions available via Livestream throughout the week. We'll be reminding you on @IAMCR2013 when each livestream goes online. These sessions will also be available via webcast after the conference.

Livestream content is available here: Link

Next Week: Events, Gigs & Things to Do

There are a wide variety of things to do in Dublin next week. This is the start of our summer so most festivals and events are scheduled at this time of year.

We have already highlighted some things to do around DCU (here) so below is a selection of offerings around the city centre.

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