MEARC Conference: Digital East Asia

MEARC Conference Digital East Asia

When: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2011 
Where: Room Benoordenhout, Stichthage (entrance within The Hague Central Station), The Hague 
Guest registration now open for the Digital East Asia conference

The Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC), part of Leiden University’s Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), announces its international Digital East Asian conference, held on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2011 at Stichthage, The Hague.

At the outset of the 21st century, the world is witnessing what communication scholars such as Clay Shirkey have called a “tectonic shift” in social, economic, and political processes. New information and communication technologies (or: ICTs) have made it easier than ever to form communities and act collectively. As sociologist Manuel Castells has argued, we have entered a new age: the “information age”, a period in which communication processes are cheaper, faster, and more effective, and in which societies are increasingly organized as “networks” rather than as hierarchies.

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The conference is open to the public. No fee is charged but please register by filling in the following form: Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to MEARC with ‘Digital East Asia’ in the subject line. Please note there is a limited availability of seats.

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