We are pleased to introduce the inaugural edition of the Technology and Emerging Media 2012 Proceedings. This edited collection of short papers offers an overview of research and scholarship presented in the context of the annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association held in Waterloo, Ontario at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, from May 30th to June 1st, 2012. The selected papers went through a blind peer-review process.
This first edition includes 14 papers representing a vast range of research topics in the area of technology and emerging media, from gendered uses of blogs and smartphones to the structuring power of code and algorithms on human communication.
We hope to continue publishing these proceedings and to see the TEM track grow into an annual gathering for all researchers, professors, students and practitioners interested in the study of technology and emerging media.
We wish to thank all the participants who contributed to the TEM track in Waterloo, the scientific committee that helped review the papers through all stages of the process, and especially the authors who submitted papers to these proceedings. Finally, special thanks to Olivier Gadeau who did a terrific job designing/creating the website and crafting the PDF files.
Guillaume Lazko-Toth, Université Laval
Florence Millerand, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Laurence Clennett-Sirois, Women's Blogging : Where Gender, Technology, Power and Pleasure Collide ;
- Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Missed Calls : Barcelona and Los Angeles compared ;
- Julie Frizzo-Barker & Peter Chow-White, Strategic Tools of Networked Individualism : How women mediate work and everyday life through smartphone apps ;
- Paula Gardner, Resisting the Transhuman Subject : Media Art Toying with Biometric Machines, Code and Modular Thinking ;
- Marco Giardina, Emerging Media Channels : Mobile Tablet Powered News Dissemination ;
- Line Grenier, Ageing and/as Enduring : Discussing with “Turtles [that] don’t die of old age” ;
- Mary Jane Kwok Choon & Isabelle Caron, Artveillance Practices : From graffiti to social network sites ;
- Guillaume Latzko-Toth & Kevin G. Barnhurst, The Silent Invasion of the Matrix : Q(uee)R-coding Public Visual Spaces ;
- Felan Parker, Play-By-Play : Audio Commentary in Digital Games ;
- Anabel Quan-Haase & Kim Martin, “I would love to know more” : Knowledge Acquisition in the Adoption of Ebooks ;
- Matt Ratto, Textual doppelgängers : critical issues in the study of technology ;
- Neal Thomas, Algorithmic subjectivity and the need to be in-formed ;
- Miles Weafer, Moving Past the Canadian Pacific Railway : The impact of transportation networks on Canadian communications thought ;
- Chui Yin Wong, Extraordinary Lives : living, working and ageing in Malaysia.