TSU invites you to online conference Connect-Universum-2016
04.04.2016

The theme of the Conference: Digital Nomadism as a Global and Siberian Trend

Dates of the webinar: May 24-26, 2016

Organizers of the Conference are:

TSU Center for Research “Trans-Siberian Scientific Way” (TSSW)

TSU International Programmes Office  

TSU Department of Social Communication

Digital nomadism is one of the global trends of the modern information and communication society. Digital nomads are people who work, study, create, and rest remotely from any fixed location, using Internet technologies and mobile connections (Makimoto, Manners, 1997). Permanent mobility and continuous connection to the Net (“plugging”) are the main characteristics of digital nomads’ identity because they make their culture supermobile. The main goal of Connect-Universum-2016 Conference is to discuss the essence of digital nomadism and a metalanguage used to describe it, as well as its prospects and impacts on humanity in general.

In addition to the global aspect of the range of issues chosen for the discussion, there is a regional aspect. Despite growing extensive use of the Internet and satellite communications, Siberia is not on the list of favorite places digital nomads choose as their temporary residence. As a unique area of multifaceted sociocultural interaction, Siberia remains a blank spot or a collection of obsolete stereotypes for most people around the world. Siberia can and must become attractive for city digital nomads, who move within a city, as well as for global digital nomads, who explore new conservation areas worldwide. Both aspects of digital nomadism – global and local – disclose new horizons for fundamental and applied research of transdisciplinary and sociocultural nature with possible application of the results in different spheres of sociocultural practices.

The organizers of the conference invite researchers with reports, practitioners with cases, and digital nomads with presentations to participate in a three-day discussion in the form of a webinar.

Requirements: 

April 10, 2016 – Conference application form deadline.

April 30, 2016 – reports and presentations deadline. All the materials of the Conference will be posted on the website during the first two weeks after the webinar (the reports will be published in the issue of the Conference indexed by RSCI, the best papers will be considered for publication by editorial boards of Scopus and Web of Science journals).

All texts, information, and questions should be sent to the Organizing Committee: connectuniversum@gmail.com 

The programme of the Conference will be posted on the website two weeks prior the event.

Registration on the website of the Conference will be open on April 24, 2016.

Website of the Conferencehttp://connect-universum.com