Glocal 2.0 on bbc 5 live’s pods and blogs

May 28, 2008

Robin Hamman took some time to interview some of the other speakers at the conference, including:

• Darko Buldioski from the New Media Centre in Skopje and one of the organisers of the conference. He blogs at http://komunikacii.net/
Dragan Varagic, one of the leading bloggers in Serbia – he’s a consultant and university professor
• Zoran Ricliev, Online Editor of Utrinski Vesnik, a leading newspaper in Macedonia
Vedran Obucina, a Political Scientist at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and an expert on Political Blogs

The interviews were aired on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs. It`s at the end of the show, Do have a listen, it’s interesting stuff.

Thank you Robin.


Glocal 2.0 – The day after

May 12, 2008

The conference is over, as you can see we were not able to update this blog very often during the sessions. But it is always good when others do. Some numbers that explain the conference and links to some of resources.

21 presentations were made at the New York University Skopje
2 of planned presentations were not held held all
1 planned presentation was played as video in its session: Is there Educational Blogging in Romania – Gabriela Grosseck & Carmen Holotescu
1 presentation was sent to late but it is still available online: Community Building through CMC in Iranian University e-Forums – Hamid Dolatabadi
1 not announced presentation, on our great pleasure, was played in the opening session: Distributed acts of journalism and journalistic acts of distribution – Paul Bradshaw
13 presentations were by Macedonians

1 Yahoo Pipe was created: tracking glocal conference

131 photos with glocal20 tag were are published on flickr, so far

60+ messages were send through twitter

30+ participants were present at each of the seasons, with the average ranging between 35 and 40

8 of the presentations (without the videos) are already online  (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

The numbers don’t say much, on events like this the networking is the most important part. And for sure there was a lot of networking. Thanks to all participants and guests and to all who made this event interesting and successfull.

The Glocal 2.0 does not finish here. We will put online audio and video clips from the conference and a publication with all the papers is planned as well. So stay tuned :).


Glocal 2.0 Programme

April 15, 2008

Just less than one month before the Conference, we are happy to share the final list of participants in the detailed programme for the forthcoming Glocal 2.0 Conference – Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution.

There was a larger interest of what we have expected, and therefore we have extended the initially planned two into three day conference. In total, there are five sessions at the Conference, and two parallel workshops at the end.

We hope that you will find interest and attend in all sessions.

Please download the programme as pdf (1.4 mb): Glocal 2.0 Blogiing: Evolution Treated as Revolution


Announcement: Key Speakers

January 19, 2008

We are happy to announce that we have three interesting and varied keynote speakers lined up for the upcoming Glocal 2.0 conference in Skopje, Macedonia.

– Senior Broadcast Journalist/Producer at the BBC where, amongst other things, he looks after the BBC Blogs. Robin is also a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. He blogs about the collision of journalism, online community, blogging, citizen journalism and, sometimes, law. He will talk about Blogging and Social Media as tools of Production and as Content at the BBC

– Expert in the fields of Internet marketing, e-business, online PR and online sales. Present position: Teacher on the E-Business Course at the College, Belgrade, Program manager of the e-business postgraduate studies at IIM/EURO, Novi Sad, Free Lance Consultant and owner of Internet consulting firm P2 Internet. He will talk about Blog and Influence Metrics. The subject will be covered by the latest trends related to customer engagement and other parameters related to online influence measurement.

  • Nenad Romic (AKA Marcell Mars)

Marcell is a member of mi2 media team, responsible for the overall media lab production. Marcell organizes public events for advocating open source issues. He initiated the egoboo.bits free content publishing project and curated mi2’s annual exhibition, organized several events for advocating open source issues through the LastTuesday program in club mama. He will talk about the parasitic behavior of capitalism towards counterculture and about the way google, yahoo, amazon and ebay assimilated the idea that information is not a necessity in private ownership.


Announcement for (G)local 2008

November 26, 2007

We have the pleasure to announce the second (G)local conference organized by NYUS. The title of 2008 conference is:

GLOCAL 2.0
Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution

We are distributing the official Call for papers these days, you can find all details here. In addition just the introduction part of it:

The majority of the content daily published on the world wide web is user generated, most of it posted on blogs or other social media platforms. The exact number of blogs is impossible to state at any given point due to the highly decentralized and dynamic character of the blogosphere. The evolution of the Internet is driven by that dynamic and decentralized nature of this new rhetorical opportunity that is becoming more available and easier to use. There is a growing need for sophisticated discussion of social media including blogs, blogging, blogosphere and social software in general.

The International Conference Glocal 2.0: Blogging: Evolution treated as Revolution invites researchers and practitioners (bloggers) for a discussion and analysis, as well as for sharing thoughts and experiences on the emerging networked society we live in. …Call for Papers

If you want us to distribute the official Call for Papers on some e-mail lists or if you have suggestions where we can announce the conference internationally, please leave comment or send e-mail to glocal2.0(at)nyus.edu.mk


(G)local conference 2007

November 26, 2007

The firstborn of the NYUS Faculty of Communication and Media Studies conferences was held March 8-10, 2007.

We enthusiastically took on the task to get together academics and media practitioners in order to discuss what was formally titled as ‘(G) Local Media in Transition – the Case of South-Eastern Europe 1990-2007’. And discuss it (them) we did, for three days.

With speakers and audience members from Macedonia and beyond (the USA, France, Germany, Serbia, Turkey, etc.) we discussed matters like the broadcasting environment in the region, the freedom of access to information, journalists and their function as political actors, media ethics, the media ownership structure in the region, independent media, the Internet as a form of social media, etc… to put it briefly, we had something to offer to everyone, from all walks of media life. The discussions after each session showed us we were right to start this initiative and envision it as a traditional forum for exchange of knowledge and opinions.

For all of you who didn’t have the chance to spend at least one day out of the three during the March 2007 conference, or were there but would like to have the spoken word on paper, please note that the publication with the 2007 Glocal conference papers will come out very soon (the information will be posted here).