Theo van Leeuwen in masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark

Centre for Multimodal Communication is hosting a PhD workshop and masterclass on semiotic technology at University of Southern Denmark on September 19-21.

 

During the course there will be lectures, workshops and the possibility for individual consultations with four top scholars within the field:

 

Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales)

Sumin Zhao (University of Technology Sydney)

Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University)

Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark):

 

Date September,19-21, 2016
Time and place Coming soon
How to apply In order to apply for this course, please do the following:

1. Send a brief CV and a 1-2 page description of your project to vigild@sdu.dk.
In you project description, indicate:
• If you have specific questions that you would like to discuss.
• If you wish a private consultation with one of the three plenary speakers.

2. Sign up for the course at (link to SDU’ website – link coming soon)

Deadline for Register and email application by 15 July 2016.

You will hear from Søren Vigild Poulsen when your registration is complete.

The workshop and masterclass will accommodate a limited number of 12 participants.

Questions may be directed to Søren Vigild Poulsen, Assistant Professor at Department of Language and Communication, vigild@sdu.dk

ECTS 3 for full attendance all 3 days. Partial attendance is also possible: 1 ECTS for workshop – 2 ECTS for masterclass.
 Fees  It is free to attend the workshop and masterclass. Room and board including lunches and dinner in town is at the attendees own expense. The department provides coffee/tea during the day.
 Organizer  Centre for Multimodal Communication (CMC) and Department of Language and Communication (ISK), SDU

About the workshop and masterclass
This workshop and master class is aimed at doctoral student interested in software as semiotic technology (i.e. technology for social meaning-making). This interest relates both to the design and to the use of software. It will approach software, in particular social media, and digital artefacts for production of various texts (e.g. Photoshop, Word, Prezi), from the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences, primarily, but not exclusively from a social semiotic multimodal perspective.
Leading up to the masterclass, a workshop is organized to address questions on researching web material (e.g. websites), how to collect and categorize digital data and how to access material, that has been available on the web, but now resides in a web archive.

The course intends to combine four elements: (1) workshop on web archiving and how to conduct software and social media research; (2) lectures and workshops with hands-on analysis on engaging with data and particular issues within semiotic technology by leading researchers; (3) individual consultations with the scholars; and (4) short presentations by attending PhD students.

The scholars and their subjects are:

  • Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales) & Sumin Zhao (University of Technology Sydney):
    “Mixed method analysis of social media practices: a critical multimodal discourse analysis framework”
  • Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) & Theo van Leeuwen(University of Southern Denmark):
    “Software (mis)adventures in 3D space design: off-loading and sharing interior layout design”PhD students will have the opportunity for a private consultation of approx. 20-30 minutes with one of the scholars in order to discuss particular issues in their own research. Finally, we ask the attendees to give a short (no more than 10 minutes including Q&A) presentation of their own work.

    The final program along with a list of readings will be circulated in early August.

    Preliminary Program
    1 day workshop on web archiving by researchers from NetLab research group at Aarhus University
    2 days of masterclass with lectures and workshops on semiotic technology, social media and digital artefacts

    Monday 19 September
    Workshop on web archiving
    Niels Brügger, Ulrich Have & Johanne la Cour (NetLab, Aarhus University)

    Description
    The purpose of the workshop is to give an introduction to working with archived web material in research, including:
    • Insight into the challenges of working with archived web material as a research object
    • A presentation of the various ways you can archive web material yourself – and hands-on experience of using various tools
    • Knowledge of existing web archives, and of how these can be used in research

    Program of the day
    8.30 – 9.00 Welcome
    9.00 – 10.30 Workshop part 1
    10.30 – 10.45 Coffee
    10.45 – 12.15 Workshop part 2
    12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
    13.00 – 14.45 Workshop part 3
    14.45 – 15.00 Tea
    15.00 – 16.30 Student presentations and Q&A Evening Dinner at restaurant in town

    Tuesday 20 September
    Masterclass on semiotic technology

    Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales) & Sumin Zhao (University of Technology Sydney):
    “Mixed method analysis of social media practices: a critical multimodal discourse analysis framework”

    Description
    In this masterclass, we will demonstrate how to apply a mixed-method approach to analyzing multimodal social media discourse and related semiotic practices. The masterclass will be organized into three sections. In the first section, we will cover the key aspects of social media practices (e.g. social streaming, tagging, curation, platformisation etc.) and theory. We will then explore mixed-method approaches to analyzing social media discourse and how these approaches can be used across various platforms. In the final part of the masterclass, the participants will work on multimodal data using a particular case study of a well-known ‘mommy blogger’ who uses a range of SM technologies.

    Program of the day
    9.00 – 10.30 Lecture
    10.30 – 10.45 Coffee
    10.45 – 12.15 Workshop
    12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
    13.00 – 14.45 Workshop/ consultations
    14.45 – 15.00 Tea
    15.00 – 16.15 Consultations
    Evening Dinner at restaurant in town

    Wednesday 21 September
    Masterclass on semiotic technology

    Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) & Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark):
    “Software (mis)adventures in 3D space design: off-loading and sharing interior layout design”

    Description
    Participants in this masterclass will use, and analyse, apps for creating and sharing floorplans. They will then be invited to compare the products and process of this experience in relation to comparable semiotic artefacts (e.g. representations of furniture arrangements in interior design magazines) and practices (e.g. drawing a floorplan by hand).

    Program of the day
    9.00 – 10.30 Lecture
    10.30 – 10.45 Coffee
    10.45 – 12.15 Workshop
    12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
    13.00 – 14.45 Workshop/ consultations
    14.45 – 15.00 Tea
    15.00 – 16.15 Consultations
    16.15.- 16.30 Wrap up and evaluation

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’Our events are open free of charge to PhD students from our own program, and from all other programs provided they also offer tuition free of charge to our students. ’Soon-to-be’ Phd students may also attend with permission from the event instructors and the Program Director, whom you should first contact if this applies to you (Dennis Day:dennis.day@sdu.dk). We are also very happy if senior members of staff wish to attend, particularly PhD supervisors, and will accommodate them in lieu of space. We ask all who attend an event to register. You’ll find the online registration form on the same page as the event description.’

For further information, please see the attached pdf, or follow this link: http://www.sdu.dk/forskning/phd/phd_skoler/phd_humaniora/forskerudd,-d-,programmer/fsk/activities/es16_semiotictechology_sept16

 

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