Schedule of Events

Subject to Change

Matrix of Challenges
Time Event
10:15 – 10:30am Coffee and registration
10:30 – 10:45am Welcoming remarks

  • James E. Katz, Boston University
  • Juliet Floyd, Boston University
  • COM Dean Mariette DiChristina, Boston University
10:45 – noon Social media and social movements in Europe:
Plagues, pandemics & war

Chair: Chris Chao Su, Boston University

  • Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard University): From one crisis to another: COVID-measures and protests in the aftermath of austerity in Greece
  • Sophie Hattie (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon): Reading Twitter in the newsroom: Web 2.0 and traditional-media reporting of conflicts
  • Vincent Jean Rollet (MIT): Mobilization without consolidation: Social media and the yellow vests protests
Noon – 12:45pm Luncheon
12:45 – 1:30pm Keynote
Chair: Chris Wells, Boston University

  • Joe Walther (UCSB): A pro-social theory of anti-social behavior: Online hate in social media
1:45 – 3:00pm AI & algorithmic nudging
Chair, Kelsey Prena, Boston University

  • Shin Dong Kim (Hallym University, South Korea): AI in Korean music production
  • Emilio Arruda (Universidade da Amazônia): Mobile communication in a context of personal influence: Digital versus virtual influencers and physical versus metaverse participation
  • Ana Serrano Tellería (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain): Public and private aspects of mobile communication: Fruits of research in Portugal
3:00 – 4:15pm Mobile communication, personal monitoring and locational identification
Chair: James Cummings, Boston University

  • Scott Campbell (University of Michigan): Mobile media, quantum communication, and subatomic flows: The case for media mindfulness
  • Colin Agur (University of Minnesota): Mobile netware and post-COVID re-imagining of space
  • Adriana de Souza e Silva (North Carolina State): Hybrid spaces 2.0: Connecting networked urbanism, creativity and big data in a (post) pandemic world
4:15 – 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 5:45pm TV, culture and caring
Chair: Juliet Floyd, Boston University

  • Théo Touret-Dengreville (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): From subculture to popular culture: The rise of geekdom
  • Susan Mizruchi (Boston University): Why it’s possible to love Henry James and TV serials
5:45 – 6:00pm Closing Remarks
Chair: Arunima Krishna, Boston University

  • James E. Katz, Boston University
  • Juliet Floyd, Boston University