Lisbon, 13-14 October, 2011
This inter-disciplinary graduate conference seeks to address questions concerning the multiple dimensions of remix at the intersection of culture and communication. Lawrence Lessig has proposed “remix” as one of the main outcomes of social and cultural practices enabled by new technologies that allow for easy production and sharing. Remix is the creative mixing of cultural elements, a collage, a blending, a hybridization of genres, creative destruction. Henry Jenkins talks of a “convergence culture” and many other authors refer a participatory turn. But this surge of creativity and participation also poses authority, legal, economic and ethical challenges. Against the hype of an amateur culture, many voices from academia and industry question the value of remixing practices, namely regarding authorship. According to the net-generation mentality, originality is a fallacy and legitimacy resides in authenticity. In the scope of this perspective, creativity is expressed in the way one approaches an existing text, or the text is reorganized; among critics, a set of questions on the cultural consequences of these new practices and values has been raised.
This conference aims to bring together doctoral students, post-doc and junior researchers from different areas and disciplines to share research interests and works-in-progress, learn and engage in fresh intellectual discussion with international key academics and build a community of young scholars. We seek academic work from any field of communication or cultural studies.Papers are welcome on the topics listed below, amongst others:

– The ethical dimensions of remix;
– The politics of remix;
– Technologies of remix;
– Journalism and remix
– Hybridization;
– Participatory Culture;
– The current challenges of/to authorship;
– Entertainment as a remix;
– Gender remix;
– Remix in the literature and the arts;
– The economics of remix;
– Free culture;
– Philosophical roots of remix;
– Cultural citizenship;
– Remix and Education: Learning by Remixing;
– Remix and Identity;
– Remixed Cultures;
– Fandom.
Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2011

The conference language is English.

Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words) to by May 31st, 2011. Proposals should list paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. If you are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your abstract.
We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal. We suggest then resending it. Successful applicants will be notified by June 17th, 2011.

Keynote Speakers

Charles Ess, Drury University, Missouri

Fernando Ilharco, Catholic University of Portugal

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan

Gustavo Cardoso, ISCTE

Marwan Kraidy, Annenberg School of Communication, UPenn

Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho

Paula Cordeiro, ISCSP

Rui Cádima, New University of Lisbon

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee:

Doutora Carla Ganito
Mestre Cátia Ferreira
Prof. Doutora Rita Figueiras

Conference Committee:

Ana Rita Galhardo, Programme Chair
José Gabriel Andrade, Local Organizing Committee Chair
Marta Gama, Students Volunteer Chair
Nelson Nunes, Social Media Chair
Sónia Pereira, CECC Representative

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Conference Program

Culture of Remix

13-14 October 2011

Day 1: Thursday, October 13th, 2011

08.30 – 09.15        Registration

09.15 – 09.30       Opening Session
Jorge Fazenda Lourenço, Director of the Research Centre of Communication and Culture – CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições

09.30 – 11:00        Plenary Session: Gianpietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan, Pop Politics: Remixed Political Communication.
Chair: Isabel Capeloa Gil, Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences and coordinator of PhD in Culture Studies – CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições

11:00 – 11.15      Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00      Paper Sessions 1: Technology and Organizations
Chair: Verónica Policarpo, CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Fernando Ilharco, CECC-UCP.
Room: 423

–    Natércia Carona, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Organizations, Narrative Paradigm and Ethics.
–    Mariana Victorino, CECC-UCP, Corporate Crisis Communication Management in a Global and Remixed Context.
–    Miguel Afonso Caetano/ Gustavo Cardoso, CIES, ISCTE-IUL, The Democratization of Film Financing: a comparative analysis of crowd funding sites Kickstarter and IndieGoGo for movie projects.

                           Paper Sessions 2 : Reframing Concepts and Practices
Chair: Mónica Dias,  CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Peter Hanenberg,  CECC-UCP.
Room : 427

–    Russell Francis, University of Gothenburg, Machinema Remix Culture meets Paulo Freire.
–    Alexandra Lopes, CECC-UCP, The geography of difference: translation as an age-old remixing practice.
–    Cátia Ferreira, CECC-UCP, Co-creating Second Life: Participatory culture and the remix of cultural narratives.
–    Catarina Duff Burnay, CECC-UCP / Pedro Lopes, ESCS, Fiction, Genres and Formats: a televisual remix.

13.00 – 14.0      Lunch

14.00 – 15.30    Paper Sessions 3: Identity and Participatory Culture
Chair: Carla Ganito, CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Eduardo Cintra Torres,  CECC-UCP.

–    Sónia Pereira, CECC-UCP, The Power of cover songs at the crossroads of national identidy.
–    Ana Jorge, CIMJ-UNL/FCT, Young fans of celebrities and cultural citizenship.
–    Maria Clotilde Almeida / Teresa Cardoso, FLUL, Glocalized Rap Framings in Urban Landscapes.
–    José Gabriel Andrade, CECC-UCP, Remix with Cultural Relationships, Media and Migrations.
Room: 423

                          Paper Sessions 4: Music, Culture and Identity
Chair: Nelson Ribeiro,  CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Paula Cordeiro, ISCSP.

–    Laura Speers, King’s College, Remixed Cultures: The Case of UK Hip Hop.
–    Darrell Baksh, University of the West Indies, Communicating a ‘Sound’ Identity: Trinidadian Chutney Music as a Cross-Culture of Remix.
–    Nelson Nunes, CECC-UCP, Musicians: The remixed intellectuals?
Room: 427

15.30 – 15.45        Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.15        Plenary Session: Marwan Kraidy, Annenberg School of Communication,  Mimicry and Authenticity in Music Videos from the Gulf War to the Arab Uprisings | Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho, Creativity in the Remix
Chair: Carla Ganito, CECC-UCP.
Room: Sony

20.00        Conference Dinner

Day 2: Friday, October 14th, 2011

09.30 -11.00    Paper Sessions 5: Arts and Convergence Culture
Chair: Catarina Duff Burnay, CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Jorge Vaz de Carvalho, CECC-UCP.

–    Joana Ozorio Meroz, VU University, Re-mixing Criticality: Materiality as the New Medium of Social Critique.
–    Tyson Mitman, Drexel University, The Writing on the Wall: Constructing the “Graffiti Problem”.
–    Ana Cachola, CECC-UCP, Freedom and entropy: the (de)composition of meanings in João Pedro Vale’s artworks.
Room: Exposições

11.00 – 11.15    Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00    Plenary Session: Gustavo Cardoso, ISCTE, Networked Cultures of Belonging | Fernando Ilharco, CECC-UCP, The Screen as a Technology of Remix: From Applications to Implications.
Chair: Rita Figueiras, CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições

13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30    Paper Sessions 6: Media Politics
Chair: Rita Figueiras, CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Gianpietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan.

–    Patrícia Silva, ICS, Juvenal 2.0: It is Difficult not to Remix Satire.
–    Inês Rebelo, CECC-UCP, From the brand new to the remixed world of the online Political Communication: an analysis of the Portuguese Presidency website.
Room: 427

                        Paper Sessions 7: Reshaping Authorship
Chair: Alexandra Lopes, CECC-UCP.
Respondent: Charles Ess, Drury University.

–    Roberto Braga / Marta Martina, University of Bologna, The author mashed up.
–    Janneke Adema, Conventry University, Remix practices and the perseverance of authorship within Humanities scholarship.
–    Giovanni Caruso, University of Udine, Play, create…and share? Cultural rewriting and intellectual property in video games.
Room: Sony

15.30 – 15.45    Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.15    Plenary Session: Rui Cádima, New University of Lisbon, WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks and Journalism.| Paula Cordeiro, ISCSP, Mix it Up: Is there anything really new?
Chair: Cátia Ferreira, CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições

17.15 – 17.30    Coffee Break

17.30 – 18.15    Plenary Session: Charles Ess, Drury University, Remix Cultures – Remixed Selves?
Chair: Rogério Santos, CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições

18.15 – 18.30    Closing Session: Isabel Capeloa Gil, CECC-UCP.
Room: Exposições