Cultural Mediators in the Digital Age

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04 Sep 2017

9am to 6pm


This symposium will explore how much of the early cultural intermediaries literature within cultural studies (emerging from the late 1980s-1990s) and across a range of industries (fashion, music, popular media/magazines, for example) is relevant to today’s cultural forms in the digital age. Specifically, the aim of the symposium is to gather experts on cultural industries to discuss and analyse how consumers’ practices performed in digital spaces (e.g. blog, social media, and websites) are facilitating the emergency of new cultural and economic forms in this industry. It will be cross- disciplinary and cross-sector, seeking also to examine the differences, synergies and similarities across key cultural industries (for example, fashion, music, print/publishing, film, food, gaming).

Speakers include:

Liz McFall, Open University

Gina Neff, OII University of Oxford


Jennifer Smith McGuire, University of Leicester

Sean Nixon, University of Essex

Elizabeth Wissinger, City University of New York 

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Click here to view full symposium details. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. If you have any queries, please contact Joanne Entwistle.

This symposium is organised by the School of Communications at University Adolfo Ibanez (UAI), the Culture, Media and Creative Industries Department at King’s College (KCL), and the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL).