Region As Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice
The conference theme seeks to explore the dynamics of media systems, communication patterns and organizational relationships within this new “framing” of region as a physical and conceptual category. The theme thus lends itself to panels and papers dealing with a wide range of specific sub-themes and topics. These may include:
- What are the politics that drive media discourse, organization and economics?
- What kind of presence is at all possible in this redefined regional space, and how does region become a real and imagined construct across new media presences?
- What sorts of practices then become key to media and communication spaces enclosed in or defined by this new frame?