In this talk, Professor Ran Wei will cover his recent attempts to integrate communication research (media effects) with digital mobile media studies. He developed a research framework that incorporates technological affordances of mobile media and active user perspective (U&G theory) in understanding how private chat (talk, texting and posts, and reposts) on mobile social media transforms into space for public communication (a networked mobile sphere). Information mobility (Basole, 2004), which refers to private UGC that goes viral on a mobile networked space, is illustrated as a construct that bridges communication research (legacy) and new media studies (digital).
Date: 11 SEPT 2017
Time: 4.30 P.M
Venue: AS7-01-16/17/18 – FASS DEANS OFFICE SEMINAR ROOM B