Age: Symposium ‘Trust and Emerging Media’ 16 juni 2011

Symposium ‘Trust and Emerging Media’

On 16 June an interdisciplinary symposium on literacy will be held at Utrecht University, bringing together international scholars from various disciplines and backgrounds to discuss one of the major problems posed by the emergence of new media technologies: that of trust.

Regarding the preconditions for trust in media as culturally determined and subject to change, the speakers will address questions like: What constitutes trust in media? How do discourses on trust and distrust in media change over time? What interests (socially, politically) do discourses on ‘trust’ and ‘distrust’ in media serve? How do media forms contribute to trust in media content? How do discourses on trust in media help new media come into being, or, on the contrary, stand in their way?

The symposium is organised within the Changing Literacies research line of Utrecht University’s research focus area Cultures & Identities.
Chair: Prof. Marco Mostert
Start date and time: 16/6/2011 09:00
End date and time: 16/6/2011 16:00
Location: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht

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