4th International Media and Society Symposium

İstinye University Faculty of Communication 4. The International Media and Society Symposium, titled The 'Media of the Future' , will be held online with symposiums, exhibitions and workshops on May 8-9-10, 2024. Researchers who make original theoretical or applied studies and practitioners who make creative productions with digital technologies in visual fields are invited to the symposium to share their current work.
Deadline for Submission of Abstract, Artwork and Workshop Proposal: April 27, 2024


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3. Uluslararası Medya ve Toplum Sempozyumu

4th International Media and Society Symposium
"Media of the Future"

The second of the Media and Society Symposium, which İstinye University organized for the first time in 2021 under the title of Media in the Pandemic Spiral, was held under the title of Digitalization and Visual Studies in 2022 and under the title of Digital Culture in 2023, with the organization of the Faculty of Communication. The 4th International Media and Society Symposium will continue in 2024 under the theme of 'Media of the Future'. Researchers who conduct applied and theoretical studies on this subject and practitioners who produce with digital technologies in all kinds of media are invited to the symposium to present their work. The symposium, which will be held for the fourth time this year, will be hybrid on 8-9-10 May, and presentations can be made online or face-to-face.
The 'Media of the Future' concept reflects a forward-looking scientific effort regarding the transformative trajectory of communication forms in the contemporary technological and social environment. The 4th International Media and Society Symposium is open to all studies of emerging technologies, cultural dynamics, ethical concerns, and the complex relationship between media and democracy.
Exploring artificial intelligence, virtual, and augmented reality in emerging technologies is central to understanding how these innovations shape the future media landscape. These advances must be evaluated from a technical perspective regarding content creation, dissemination, and audience engagement. Cultural dynamics examine the symbiotic evolution of media and culture as an integral element. This involves distinguishing interactions between global and local cultural currents and their manifestations in media content. Examining evolving cultural narratives and their representation in the media forms a critical juncture within the overarching theme of the symposium.
Ethical concerns also come to the fore as necessary in the 'Media of the Future' discourse. Research on this subject aims to create ethical frameworks that enable the conscious integration of emerging technologies into media practices. Similarly, media literacy and education are crucial in envisioning the 'Media of the Future'. As technological developments leave traditional education paradigms behind, understanding and improving media literacy is necessary. Scholars should explore strategies to enhance critical thinking, digital literacy, and media education to equip individuals with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of the future media landscape.
Finally, it is possible to extend the concept's scope to the complex relationship between media and democracy. In an age where digital platforms and social media are ubiquitous, the impact of these environments on democratic processes must be articulated. The dissemination of information, citizen journalism, and the role of the media in shaping public opinion are integral components of this scientific research. In summary, the concept of 'Media of the Future' and the 4th International Media and Society Symposium represent a holistic and interdisciplinary approach and encourage scientific research into the evolving nature of media.
The 4th International Media and Society Symposium, organized to create an interdisciplinary discussion platform that combines theory and practice within the scope of media studies, is open to paper applications from a wide range of fields, as well as from invited participants who are experts in their fields. The symposium, under the title of Media of the Future, covers research in the areas of art, design, aesthetics, sociology, philosophy, ethnography, anthropology, culture and media studies, documentary film, photography, information technology, education, communication studies and other social sciences related to culture and communication. It includes research on digital texts produced in all kinds of media. In addition to academic researchers, experts who work on the applications of digital technologies in creative processes, such as artists, architects, designers, digital game designers, and cinema and media professionals, are invited to share their current works, production processes, case studies, and their experiences in the field. Besides the academic presentation format, the symposium is open to other creative designs where the content can be most effectively shared. Abstracts submitted to the call for participation will be accepted to the symposium due to blind referee evaluation. Within the scope of the symposium, studies and theoretical research in the digital field can be discussed concerning the following topics:

•    Emerging Technologies and Development of Media
•    Effects of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality on Media Theory and Practice
•    Cultural Dynamics in Media Narratives
•    Ethics and Responsibility in Media Practices
•    Media Literacy and Education in the Digital Age
•    Media and Democracy
•    Documentary Film and Photography Studies
•    Information Technology and Media Convergence
•    Innovations in Communication Studies
•    Creative Processes and Digital Technologies
•    Media Production and Case Studies
•    Interactive Media and User Interaction
•    Globalization and Media Localization
•    Media Consumption Patterns in the Digital Age
•    Media, Gender and Identity
•    Media and Environmental Communication
•    Digital Storytelling
•    Media and Health Communication
•    Media Archiving and Preservation
•    Media and Social Activism
•    Surveillance, Privacy and Media
•    Media and Memory Studies
•    Media and Virtual Communities
•    Media and Gaming Cultures
•    Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation
•    Media Regulation and Policies
•    New Memory Spaces (New Memory Technologies)
•    Media Archeology
•    Information War

Full Text Publication Opportunities:

• Full Text Proceedings E-Book Publication with ISBN.

• Editorial Thematic Book Section publication from Holistance Academy Publishing House. (International Publishing House)

• Full texts that have completed the referee and editor process can be published as articles in the following two journals. (Paying the journal publication fee)




Abstract Writing Rules:
• Abstracts should be in Turkish and English.
• All abstracts should not exceed 250 words, excluding the title and author's name-surname.
• Purpose, method, findings, discussion and at least 5 keywords should be included in the abstract.

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: April 27, 2024
Announcement of accepted abstracts: April 30, 2024
Deadline for registration: May 3, 2024
Announcement of the program: May 3, 2024
Symposium date: 8-9-10 May, 2024
Publication of the abstract booklet on the website: May 3, 2024
Full text submission: August 22, 2024
Publication of electronic proceedings book: 10 October 2024

Registration Fees:
Registration Fee: 1000 TL
Second Paper Registration Fee: 0 TL
Registration Fee for Graduate Students: 500 TL
Registration Fee for Participants from Earthquake Affected Provinces (Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, Elazığ): 0 TL
Registration Fee for Participants in the Symposium Committees: 0 TL
Registration Fee for Istinye University Academic and Administrative Staff: 0 TL
Abstract Submission

Submission of Artwork

Workshop Proposal