Speaking: Fall 2014

Fall dates for 2014, looking forward to seeing you there:

4-6 September: Keynote at the Third Argumentor Conference 2014 'Ten Years of Facebook', Oradea / Nagyvárad, Romania (video presentation).

10-15 September: Seminar 'Media Life' at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (w/ Beatriz Becker).
19 September: Opening van de 'Dag van het Grote Verhaal' van de Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek, Amsterdam (in Dutch).
27 September: Bijdrage 'Help! Ik moet ondernemen!' voor de Nacht van de Journalistiek in Nieuwspoort, Den Haag (in Dutch).
2-3 October: Paper presentation on Entrepreneurship at the Digital Disruption to Journalism and Mass Communication Theory conference in Brussels, Belgium.
13-15 October: Opening and closing of the WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam.
16 Oktober: Bijdrage Mediacafé: Journalistiek en Ondernemerschap van de VVOJ in de Zebrastraat Kunstenplatform te Gent, België (in Dutch).
13 November: Keynote voor het congres van het Landelijk Overleg Communicatieonderwijs (LOCO), Nederland.
24 November: Workshop on the future of journalism research at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
26 November, 8:30am: Keynote at the Journalism Education Association of Australia 2014 conference in Sydney, Australia.
28 November: Roundtable "Journalism Work, Identity and Reform in the Digital Era" at the Department of Media and Communications of the University of Sydney, Australia.

Media Life Book Talks 2012

[LAST UPDATED: October 24, 2012] With Media Life coming out NOW all over the world in August 2012 (Europe) and September 2012 (US/ROW), the next year or two will be dedicated to two projects: taking the book on the road, and starting the work on a completely updated and revised second edition of Media Work (including brand new chapters on the music industry and independent artists), and finally getting down to writing the Beyond Journalism manuscript (that has been on my desk for quite some time now). I'm also preparing two other long-term book projects with some amazing colleagues...

Here are some book presentation dates for 2012-2013:

February 10-12: At the Winter College of Indiana University, Naples Grande Beach Resort - Naples, Florida (United States).

March 4-6: Guest at the Department of Communication Studies of Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo, Ontario (Canada).

April 1-3: Delivering the annual Pockrass Memorial Lecture at the College of Communications of Penn State University - College Park, Pennsylvania (United States). Video of slideshow available via YouTube.

April 18: Comments at the Symposium Sociale Media (NIFV & VDMMP) in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Video of this presentation available via YouTube.

April 19: Presentation at the Creative Labor in Chaotic Times: Implications for Journalists, Authors and Innovators Symposium at Stanford University - Palo Alto, California (United States). Video of this talk available at YouTube.

May 7: Workshop/seminar at the Future of Man and Society in a Virtual World honours course at Leiden University, The Netherlands.

May 14: Keynote at the International Conference on Media and Communication at the University of Porto, Portugal.

May 22: Lecture at the Engaging Technology: New Media, Politics and Practices of Commonization PhD course of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. (moved to Spring 2013)

May 24-28: Polity Press will have advance copies of Media Life available at the annual conference of the International Communication Association in Phoenix, Arizona.

June 12: Public presentation of Media Life at the School voor Journalistiek in Utrecht, The Netherlands (from noon to 2pm).

June 14: Keynote at the Summer School for Journalists of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

June 19: Lecture (on my birthday...) at Indiana University's Mini University in Bloomington, Indiana.

June 26: panel presentation at the Citizen Science conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands (with among many excellent others Douglas Rushkoff).

and upcoming in the Fall:

August/September 2012: Media Life exhibition by Miek van Dongen at the Grunwald Gallery of Art of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Opening reception: August 24; artist talk: September 12, 6-8pm.

September 20: Media Life public lecture and research seminar "New Media, New Methods" at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

September 27: debate on media and power, sponsored by student media magazine Xi at CREA (cultural student centre of the University of Amsterdam and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam), The Netherlands, 8-10pm.

October 3: keynote at the international conference on online journalism "Towards Neo-Journalism?" organized by ULC (Louvain) and FUNDP (Namur) in Brussels, Belgium.

November 3: joint book presentation with Nick Couldry at the first annual Media@IU symposium on media and social change in Bloomington, Indiana.

November 5: joint book presentation with Nick Couldry at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

November 29: two lectures and one seminar, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, the School of Media Arts & Studies, and the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

forthcoming in 2013:

[preliminary announcement] scheduled book talks, keynotes and seminars at the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin in April; Södertörn University in Stockholm and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Oslo (Norway) in March; at the University of Haifa (Israel) in September. Hopefully I can add more date soon in Germany, Portugal, the UK, Holland, Australia, China, and the US.

Fall 2010 Talks

As I am writing (currently mid-way through chapter 5 of Media Life), there is not much going on in terms of traveling this Fall.

LAST UPDATED: Tuesday, October 19 (2010).

I will be able to pop in for a couple of talks related to either the Media Life project or the recently published Managing Media Work book. I'll update this list as soon as more information becomes available.

Monday, 20 September
- Two guest lectures and a brownbag lunch presentation at the School of Communication of Loyola University in Chicago, US.

Monday 11 October
- Keynote at the school's opening event at the Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação in Lisbon, Portugal, starting at 7pm.

Wednesday 13 October
- public lecture on Media Life for the Studium Generale program at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Thursday 14 October
- presentation on internet & citizenship at the Burger Bewust open conference at De Doelen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (from 11.30am-12.30pm).

Monday 18 October
- presentation on Managing Media Work (with Michael Opgenhaffen and Leen d'Haenens) at Het Permanent Opleidingsplatform Journalistiek (K.U. Leuven, Lessius, H.U.B.) in Leuven, Belgium (from 7p.m. onwards).

Tuesday 19 October
- lecture on Managing Media Work for Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media at Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands (from 5-7 p.m. in room B 031 in the Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw). Remark: Presentation together with Jaap Stronks.

Friday November 12
- (with Mike Lang and Parker Weidner) presenting on extreme metal and media life in my Department's public T600 speaker series in Bloomington, Indiana, US.

If you are around, drop by and say hi!

Video: Media Life talk @UIC

Earlier this year, in March 2010, I had the privilege of presenting the work-in-progress of our Media Life project at UIC Communication in Chicago. The wonderful folks over at UIC now have posted a video of that talk online as part of their channel line-up at Vimeo. Check out their other speakers!

UIC Communication presents Mark Deuze on MEDIA LIFE: Love, Sex and Death in a Digital Culture from UIC Communication on Vimeo.

Media Life @IU Sociology

Since Fall 2009 I am taking the research and book project Media Life on the road (for dates and places, see an earlier timeline). I'll be presenting our work-in-progress at guest lectures and talks, and my fellow researchers - graduate students Laura Speers and Peter Blank - will do so at conferences, for example at the 2010 ICA annual conference in Singapore (where I'm really excited to report that our paper was accepted for presentation by the Philosophy of Communication division).

On Friday January 29, I have the honor of presenting this work-in-progress at Indiana University's Department of Sociology.

The talk is part of the Politics, Economy, and Culture Workshop (PEC), and is scheduled from 12:00-1:30 in room 100 of the Karl Schuessler Institute for Social Research.

If you are around and have time, or know of colleagues and/or students who might be interested, it would be great to see you there. feel free to forward this announcement!

The working paper, co-authored with Peter Blank and Laura Speers, can be downloaded from IU ScholarWorks.

The Media Life slideshow is archived at Slideshare.

In conclusion, let me quote from a front page story in the New York Times today (January 20, 2010), which really captures the media life perspective in a nutshell:
Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital Boston who directs the Center on Media and Child Health, said that with media use so ubiquitous, it was time to stop arguing over whether it was good or bad and accept it as part of children’s environment, "like the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat."

Media Life Course Review

The Fall semester (of 2009) is drawing to a close - so is this semester's version of our media life course at Indiana University. Below the slideshow of the course review, which also functions as a rough outline of the media life book I will start writing on January 1st (to be published in 2011 by Polity Press). It is exciting to see how the narrative comes closer into focus with every semester I have the privilege of teaching this course.

Media Life (1.0) Out and About

For the last couple of years, a dynamic group of graduate students and I have been working, on and off, on the "media life" concept. This work translates into a University Division course (with 400+ students from all over campus every semester), a study guide and series of slideshows, and a book (published in 2011 with Polity Press) exploring the theory and praxis of considering our lives lived in, rather than with, media.

From the Fall of 2009 until the deadline for the book manuscript (December 2010), I am taking the working paper and argument outline of this work on the road - generally close to home. Below are some dates of planned presentations, and if you are around for any of those, I do hope to see and talk with you there. Furthermore, Peter Blank, Laura Speers and I co-authored a working paper on media life, which is archived at (and can be downloaded from) IU ScholarWorks (a Dutch language version is archived there as well).

As always, any thoughts or comments are much appreciated, either here, in class, on the road, or via email.

Media Life presentations

November 6 - Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University Bloomington (LINK)
November 9 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (LINK)
November 12 - Communicatiecongres, Bussum, The Netherlands (LINK)
November 17 - Young New Media Researchers Seminar, University of Wroclaw, Poland (LINK)
December 3 - Captains Diner Veiligheid, The Netherlands (LINK).

January 29 - Department of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington (LINK)
March 8 - Studium Generale, Universiteit Leiden (LINK)
March 9 - Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media, Universiteit Leiden (LINK)
March 15 - University of Illinois, Chicago (LINK)
April 2 - Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University Bloomington (LINK)
June 22-26 - Philosophy of Communication Division, International Communication Association conference, Singapore (LINK)

Dates to be confirmed:
Spring 2010 - School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago (LINK).
Fall 2010 - Studium Generale public talk at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (LINK)