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Technology Conference 2012: Are you excited?

by Lisa Brigham

The eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society of 2012 is coming up in January 2012 in California and despite not being able to get there, its a very exciting event to look forward to, getting updates from and hearing ideas on what 2012 may hold in terms of technological updates and even revolutionary breakthroughs.

What is it?

The technology conference is the eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society and is a much anticipated event in it’s field of technology and knowledge share.

The Technology Conference 2012 could cover everything from new ways to incorporate email integration and API on various technological platforms to media and multimedia innovations.

The conference is held in a different city every year and this will be the 8th conference proving its demand and success. The integration of papers working towards some of the themes the conference covers is a great source of expanded knowledge share, especially for those studying towards innovations under these themes or simply for those who cannot make it to the annual conference.

2012 conference speakers

The speakers that will feature at the 8th conference will be of a diverse and impressive background, stimulating conversation on fledgling ideas and topics as well as developing an understanding of recent technological break through events. Some of the main speakers are:

Marcus Breen: Associate Dean and Head of the School of Communications and Media at Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Breen’s work background includes consulting and advisory experience with Gartner, Multimedia Victoria -State Government of Victoria, Austrade – Federal Government of Australia, Center for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies and numerous clients.

As a journalist he worked for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Music Business International, News Corporation. His most recent book is Uprising: The Internet’s Unintended Consequences, Common Ground Publishing (2011)

Christiane Paul: Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Her recent books are Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008); and Digital Art (Thames and Hudson 2003; expanded new edition 2008). At the Whitney Museum, she curated the shows “Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools” (May 2011), “Profiling” (2007), and “Data Dynamics” (2001)
The Themes for 2012

If writing papers is your thing then this coming conference’s themes are right up your alley. The 6 themes are:

Technologies for Human Use
Technologies for Participatory Citizenship
Technologies for Autonomous Communities
Technologies for New Learning
Technologies for Common Knowledge
Technologies for Development

You can get more information on the conference and themes from the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society website as well as getting updates on any changes that might be made to the program.

Please let us know if you are lucky enough to attend the conference or tell us about any updates you know of when the conference commences.

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