Following on the initiative undertaken in 2012, it is our pleasure to present this year's edition of the Technology and Emerging Media Proceedings. This edited collection of short papers offers an overview of research and scholarship presented during the 2013 annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association held at the University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, BC, June 5-7, 2013. Each paper selected for inclusion in these proceedings went through a double blind peer-review process.
This second edition includes six papers representing a vast range of research topics in the area of technology and emerging media, from international internet routing and surveillance to the new ways users of mobile devices can experience their physical surroundings through music apps. Whether they present definitive findings or report on research in progress, the papers gathered here are thought provoking and they contribute to the growing body of theories and methods through which technology and emerging media can be apprehended.
This second edition of the proceedings indicates that the TEM track continues to establish itself as an important 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 Victoria, the scientific committee that helped review the papers through all stages of the process, TEM track co-chairs Guillaume Latzko-Toth and Florence Millerand for overseeing 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.
Philippe Ross, University of Ottawa