Association of Communication Teachers Tamilnadu & Puducherry (ACT-TNP), in collaboration with Department of Communication & Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,  inauorganized a national conference on “Digital cultures: Intersections of Tradition and Modernity” on 7th & 8th February 2014 at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Full programme of the conference can be accessed here.

Cultivating Futures: Cosmopolitan Aspirationalism, Social Media and Youths in Chennai 6was the topic of the Keynote address that was delivered by Dr. Vijay Devadas, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand. Here is brief abstract of the address:

The address drew on a larger research Project that examines the ways youth seek to suture their everyday encounters and experience as a crucial part of India’s globalization story in the city of Chennai. The Project examines the everyday practices of youths, exemplary subjects of a changing global India. Drawing from the disciplines of cultural studies, cultural geography, media studies and social theory, the Project is an interdisciplinary interrogation of the terrain of youth of everyday life. Hence basically, the Project covers more of the youth digital media and the interface.

Details of the proceedings are available here.