VIIOKMM

"Memes, or social life in the times of culture of the image" - took place on 17-18 November 2016 took place VII The Methodological Conference of Media Studies Researchers. An annual two-day meeting of Polish mediologists opened by Prof. Janusz Adamowski, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies.

 

On the first day of the conference, the sixth edition of methodological workshops was held, during which participants could not only listen but also try to analyze in one of three sections - ophthalmological analysis, pragmatic and semantic analysis, ethnographic analysis. During this year's edition, the workshop was run by three highly regarded experts – PhD. Izabela Krejtz from the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, co-founder of the Center for Ophthalmology Research at the University of Warsaw, PhD. Anna Malewska-Shalygin - Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, Prof. Dobrosława Wężowicz-Ziółkowska from the Institute of Culture and Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Silesia.

The second day of the VII OKMM passed under the plenary. Speakers and listeners explored memes, a form of expression typical of the Web 2.0 environment. Among the speakers were Prof. Maria Marczewska-Rytko from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, who presented the results of meme research on nationwide referendum and Prof. Grażyna Habrajska from the University of Lodz trying to answer the question: Do young people understand what they convey memes?

 

During the VII OKMM was presented the fruit of last year's meeting of mediologists - book "Games in communication" edited by PhD. Tomasz Gackowski and PhD. Karolina Brylska.