We recently explored how interactions with media are increasingly woven into the textures and cultural politics of our everyday lives at this year’s international conference at the University of Brighton.
When the spaces of our homes, shops, schools, offices and cities are so intensively mediatised, media become our environment, brought to life through our mundane, personal, professional, creative, commercial and political interactions. What might be the wider implications of these media and cultural experiences and encounters? Whose voices and perspectives are included or excluded, and how are power and agency reconfigured, realigned and reproduced in this complex media landscape? The theme Media Interactions and Environments is designed to address this critical moment in contemporary media culture, and appeal to a broad range of media, communication and cultural studies topics, interests and approaches.
The conference is an annual presentation for the best work across the full range of MeCCSA interests, these themes will be addressed in a range of plenaries, roundtables, panels, screenings and exhibitions during the conference.
Image: presenters A. Liguoir, H. Davies and B. Patrickson at MECCSA talking about experimental storytelling and the difference between cooperation and collaboration. .