Since the Material World Blog began, the digital media landscape changed dramatically. In social media terms, we have moved from Friendster, MySpace and Orkut to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, with a range of other digital, mobile and social media becoming embedded within many people’s everyday lives around the world. TheseContinue Reading

China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference, Macao International Conference Macao SAR, China, Dec 6 – 8, 2012 Conference Website: Abstracts & final papers should be submitted via e-mail to the following address:; the abstract submission deadline is  July 15, 2012 The 2012 China New Media Communication Association AnnualContinue Reading

Special themed issue of Culture Theory and Critique Editors Ilana Gershon, Indiana University ( and Joshua A. Bell, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution ( Outside of the West, communities have traditionally innovated and engaged different forms of media, whether using textiles, dog’s teeth, valuables or abacus. These myriad forms remain integral toContinue Reading