ICA Mobile Pre-conference Program

Below, please find the full schedule for the 2017 International Communication Association Mobile Communication Pre-conference

Mobile Media as (Tools for) Interventions

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
San Diego, CA

8:15 AM

Leave Hilton for UCSD

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Session 1: “Mobile Media in the Classroom: Interruptions vs. Interventions

Presenters: Kathleen Cuminskey (College of Staten Island), Didem Ozkul McGeoch (UAL), Jason Farman (University of Maryland), Shin Mizukoshi (University of Tokyo), Larissa Hjorth (RMIT)

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Session 2: “Autonomy and Independence? Mobile Media as Interventional Tools in Forced Migration”

Presenters: Stephan Oliver Görland (Humboldt / Rostock), Arul Chib (Nanyang Tech), Rich Ling (Nanyang Tech), Dana Diminescu (ParisTech), Saskia Witteborn (CUHK), Veronika Karnowski (Universität Würzburg), Nina Springer (LMU Munich)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Session 3: “Pokemon GO Can, But Should It? Affordances, Constraints, and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas in Locative Media Research”

Presenters: Brett Oppegaard (University of Hawaii), Gerard Goggin (Univeristy of Sydney), Jason Farman (University of Maryland), Jordan Frith (University of North Texas), Amy Schmitz Weiss (San Diego State University)

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 4:15 PM

Session 4: “Political Interventions and Communication in the Current Era”

Presenters: Andrew Schrock (Chapman University), Cynthia Wang (Cal State LA), Kenzie Burchell (University of Toronto), Leah Horgan (UC Irvine)

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Plenary: “Phreaking Democracy”

Presenter: Joan Donovan (UCLA)

5:00 PM

Depart UCSD for downtown San Diego

5:30 PM

Drinks and dinner in downtown San Diego (location tbd).

Our venue:
Atkinson Hall, University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla CA, 92093-0436

UCSD Guests:
Should be directed to park in lot P502 or Hopkins

Here are Directions to Calit2 P502.

Non-UCSD Guests will need to park in a visitors parking space. The campus has visitor spots available for purchase with credit card or exact cash in Hopkins Parking Structure, Equality Lane and along Voight Drive (near Warren College dorms and swimming pools. Cost $2 per hour.

Here are Directions to Hopkins Parking Structure.

Here are Directions to Calit2 Equality Lane (P502).

Here is an image of the pay stations:


Chair: Colin Agur (cpagur@umn.edu)
Vice Chair: Mariek Vanden Abeele (m.m.p.vandenabeele@tilburguniversity.edu)
Kathleen Cuminskey (katie.cumiskey@csi.cuny.edu)
Maxwell Foxman (mhf2012@columbia.edu)
Veronika Karnowski (veronika.karnowski@ifkw.lmu.de)
Christine Linke (linke.christine.dr@gmail.com)
Shin Mizukoshi (shin@js6.so-net.ne.jp)
Didem Ozkul-McGeoch (d.ozkulmcgeoch@lcc.arts.ac.uk)

Contact email for participants: icamobile2017@gmail.com