Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap

Date: from Thursday 4 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016

Attending Members


The Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap (24 Hours of Communication Science) is an annual conference, organised under the aegis of NeFCA, the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association, that brings together communication scholars from the Netherlands and Flanders. The aim: exchange research findings and discuss emerging topics.

The theme of the 2016 conference is CLOSER: CONNECTING THROUGH INTIMATE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES. Mobile technologies have made it possible to be constantly connected with others through devices that fit in our pockets but have the computing power of full-fledged desktop computers. The new devices are intimate in the sense that they are always around, connect us to others regardless of place and time, provide us with neighborhood alerts, breaking news, and feedback on important bodily functions. Constant updates challenge people to regulate their media consumption. The information gathered by and communicated through these new communication technologies does not stay on the devices people use: it is shared with peers, loved ones and tech companies, sometimes willingly, often unknowingly. At the Etmaal 2016 communication scholars from Flanders and the Netherlands exchange and discuss conceptual ideas, societal challenges, research methods and data analyses needed to make sense of this new media landscape.

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