Virtual Boundaries

Virtual boundaries: The Social Consequences of Digital Marketing 7th May 2014, 10-4pm, Nottingham University

This seminar will build on Nottingham University’s reputation as a centre of research into the digital economy and will bring together computer scientists, marketing practitioners and media researchers to discuss how digital marketing is shaping different peoples’ lives in very different ways.

Speakers include Agnes Nairn, author of Consumer Kids; Janice Denegri Knott, author of Digital Virtual Consumption; Ellen Helsper (LSE), author of ‘Digital Inclusion: An Analysis of Social Disadvantage and the Information Society’.

To register for this event:  A limited number of travel bursaries are available for doctoral students.


9:30-10:00am    Registration and Coffee

10:00-11:00am Introduction to Virtual Boundaries – Robert Cluley, University of Nottingham and Andrew Smith, University of Nottingham

11:00-12:00pm  Ownership of digital virtual goods as fencing in of possession  – Janice Denegri Knott, Bournemouth University and Rebecca Watkins, Southampton University

12:00-1:00pm     Lunch

1:00-2:00pm       Varying fields of digital engagement: are the rich getting richer? – Ellen Helsper, LSE

2:00-3:00pm       Advergames: It’s Not Child’s Play – Agnes Nairn, EM Lyon

3:00-4:00pm       Coffee

4pm                    Close


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