Online@Asia-Pacific: social networking systems and online communities in the region (2008-2009)

One way to investigate the emerging forms of sociality, creativity and politics within networked media is through the relationship between emerging and remediated forms of user created content and the social networking systems. Through the lens of localised notions of online “communities” (and their relationship to offline life), Online@AsiaPacific explores the material and symbolic practices of media literacy, creativity and new politics.
Drawing from six case locations – Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai and Melbourne – Online@AsiaPacific analyses and brings new insights into localised and regional online communities that are, like the Internet, dynamic and ever-evolving.

Start By 31 December 2008
Completed By 13 September 2009
Funding ARC Discovery Grant
Researcher(s) Larissa Hjorth
Program Globalization and Culture
Location(s) Manila – Philippines
Seoul – South Korea
Tokyo – Japan