University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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17-19 January 2020

New International Conference Centre

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

 

Organized by

Institute for Mobile Studies (IMS, China)

Mobile Innovation Network & Association (MINA, Australia)

Mobile Studies International (MSI, Singapore)

 

IMSC has 11 panels covering topics from mobile audio storytelling to mobile experience sharing. The panels are held on 17-18 January. A mobile storytelling show is organized on the evening of 17 January (Friday), showing more than 20 mobile stories in different formats and forms at the New Auditorium.  On 19 January (Sunday), three mobile storytelling workshops are open to staff, students and the public at Lord Dearing Building C Floor. They are (1) filming your stories: mobile way (Room C07), (2) filming your stories: immersive way (Room C08), and (3) telling your stories: Douyin way (Room C09). Please scan the following QR code and register for any of the above events of your choice.

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Day 1                Friday, 17 January 2020

 

Morning Session

Chair: Dr Corey Schultz, Director of Research, School of International Communications, UNNC

Activities: 3 welcome speeches, group photo, 2 keynotes,  and one panel

 

 

08:30 – 09:00          Registration     

09:00 – 09:30          Welcome Speech

                               Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, UNNC 

                               Dr Max Schleser, Co-Founder of Mobile Innovation Network & Association

                               Dr Xiaoge Xu, Founder of Mobile Studies International

09:30 – 09:35          Group Photo

 

09:35 – 10:00          Mobile Storytelling in the Age of Smartphones

                               Dr Max Schleser, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

10:00 – 10:25          Integrating Storytelling Elements: Maximizing Mobile Experience            

                               Dr Xiaoge Xu, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

 

10:25 – 10:35          Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:35 – 11:50

Panel 1       Mobile News Storytelling

Chair: Prof Xiaoling Zhang (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Citizen Mobile Video News: Improvements and Challenges

Mr Liu Hao (Zhejiang University of Industry and Commerce)

China’s Storytelling Carnival: Dissecting Douyin Short Video News

Mr Qumo REN (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Going Global and Mobile: China Image Construction by Xinhua News Agency

Ms Zhiying Zhang (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Does live mojo coverage reshape journalism ?

Dr Lara van Dievoet (ORM, UCLourvain, Belgium)

Prof Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel (Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland)

 

11:50-13:00       Lunch                          

 

 

Afternoon Session

Chair: Dr Max Schleser, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

Activities: 4 Panels (Panels 2-5)

 

13:00 – 14:00                  

Panel 2       Mobile Storytelling: Tools and Practices

Chair: Dr Max Schleser, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

UNDERSTANDING TEXT STORIES/ CHAT FICTION: PROCESSES AND PRACTICES

Shruti Nagpal (Ministry of Culture, India)

Dr Sonali Sharma (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, India)

Shoes and Taxis as Mobile Storytelling Tools: Stories from the Frontline about

Immigration and Integration in Canada.

Dr Gerda Cammaer (Ryerson University, Canada)

Mobile Education Storytelling

Benoit Labourdette (Benoît Labourdette production company, France)

 

14:00 - 15:00                              

Panel 3      Mobile Self-Presentation

Chair: Dr Mary Ainsley (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Demystifying Selfie Interactions in Chinese Guanxi Context

Ms Xianqin WU (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Selfie

Dr William Brown (University of Roehampton, UK)

Self-Expression and Gay Dating App: An Investigation of Gaymojis on Grindr

Mr Zheng Xu (University of Leeds, UK)

 

15:00 – 15:15          Coffee/Tea Break

 

15:15 -16:15           

Panel 4       Mobile Translation and Language Learning

Chair: Dr Nancy Liu (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Impact of Mobile Translation on English Language Learning

Ms Zhao Tingting (University of Nottingham, UK)

Mobile Translation: Currents and Trends

Dr Nancy Liu (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Tracking on Language Learning Process through Mobile Devices

Drs Nancy Liu and Yanhui Zhang (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

 

16:15 -17:15

Panel 5       Mobile Audio Storytelling

Chair: Dr Stephen Andriano-Moore (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Soundtrails project

Mr Hamish Sewell (Storiedland, Australia)

Approaches to Audiovisual Interactivity: “Intercolabdoc”, “pARchand0” and

“despARchand0” Narrative experiments and technological appropriation

Mr Felipe Cardona (Independent, Columbia)

Rapid Music:

Machine assisted composition and portability in mobile music making

Dr Martin Koszolko (Melnourne Polytechnic, Australia)

 

Evening Session

Chair: Dr Xiaoge Xu, Director of Institute for Mobile Studies, UNNC

Activities: Welcome Reception and Mobile Storytelling Shows

18:00 – 19:00       

                    Welcome Reception at LA Hotel Rooftop Bar

19:30 – 21:00     

Mobile Storytelling Shows (20 Mobile Films)

9th International Mobile Innovation Screening      https://www.scribd.com/document/440155653/MINA2019

Chair: Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

 

Day 2                Saturday, 18 January 2020

Moring Session

Chair: Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Activities: three panels (Panel 6-8)

 

9:00 – 10:00                     

Panel 6       Mobile Stories of Vulnerable Communities

Chair: Dr Xiaoge Xu, Director of Institute for Mobile Studies, UNNC  

Digital storytelling with seniors: models of co-designing mobile phone

production with vulnerable communities

Drs Diana Bossio and Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology)

Stories of Young Women’s use of mHealth Services in Bangladesh

Dr Naziat Choudhury (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

Literacy and Adoption: The Story of the Elderly Mobile Health in China

Xiaoxiao Zhang (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Mobile Storytelling and Child Development

Dr Aditya Kumar Shukla (IMS Unison University, Dehradun, India)

 

10:00 – 11:00                   

Panel 7       Mobile Video Storytelling

Chair: Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

'Mapping' through mobile filming: An iPhone mapper’s flirtation with Google’s

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Dr Kusuma Sankar (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, India)

Videoloop: A New Edition Form

Mr Felipe Cardona (Independent, Columbia)

The Prospect of TikTok in Documentary Theory and Practice

Mr Shuai Li (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

 

11:00 – 12:00                  

Panel 8       Mobile Documentary Storytelling

Chair: Dr Naziat Choudhury (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

Digital Stories from Down Under: Tales from Rural Australia

Drs Hilary Davis, Jasmine Knox, Max Schleser

Project Topic: A Smartphone documentation to preserve a vibrant Culture in

Ghana (Africa)

Dr Felix Gyebi (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Professional Amateurs or Amateur Professionals: Investigating Online

Cultural Production

Ms Xuefei Tong (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

 

12:00-13:00       Lunch                          

 

Afternoon Session

Chair: Dr Naziat Choudhury (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

Activities: 3 Panels (Panel 9-11) with one coffee/tea break

 

13:00-14:00             

Panel 9       Mobile Film Storytelling

Chair: Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

The creation of an 86 minute noir thriller movie on iPhone 7+ in one week with a

 budget better suited to purchase a high mileage Honda Civic

Mr Stef Harris (Dark Horse Films, New Zealand)

Using Smartphone Camera Technologies in, out of, and under the Water

Dr Rob Layton (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Because the Internet - Reframing Film School for the 21st Century

Dr Daniel Wagner (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand)

 

14:00-15:00             

Panel 10     Mobile Interactivity and Storytelling

Chair: Dr Paul Martin (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Constructing 2D and 3D Space: Vertical and Traditional Wide Screen

Dr Milan Maric (Massey University, New Zealand)

Embodied Interaction and Mobile Storytelling

Dr Kata Szita (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Woman with a Movie Camera: Walking the Streets with my Dog

Dr Liz Burke (University of Canberra, Australia)

 

15:00 – 15:15          Coffee/Tea Break

 

15:15 -16:15           

Panel 11     Short Videos and Media Convergence

Chair: Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Image trapping: My mobile phone, ubiquity and the decisive moment

Dr Elizabeth Hoyle (AUT University, New Zealand)

Media Convergence of Mobile TV: The Case of OTT

Dr Zhenhui Li (Vice Dean, Communication University of China)

Cross-Screen: Mobile Short Videos and TV Entertainment Programs

Yifang Sun (Communication University of China)

Cross-Screen: Mobile Short Videos and TV News Programs

Jingyi Liu (Communication University of China)

 

16:15-17:45      Blue Moon, feature film, 90 min Stef Harris

 

18:00 – 19:30   Farewell Reception at LA Hotel Rooftop Bar                             

                        Dr Max Schleser, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

                        Dr Xiaoge Xu, Co-Chair of International Mobile Storytelling Congress

               

Day 3          Sunday, 19 January 2020

Mobile Storytelling Workshops         

Lord Dearing Building C Floor

9:00 – 17:00  Two coffee breaks and lunch provided

          

Workshop 1 Filming Your Stories: Mobile Way

Dr. Max Schleser (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Venue:  C07

 

Workshop 2 Filming Your Stories: Immersive Way

Dr. Krishna Sankar Kusuma (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, India)

Venue: C08

 

Workshop 3 Telling Your Stories: Douyin Way

Mr. Qumo Ren         (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Venue:  C09

 

17: 10 – 17:30   Certificate Issuing Ceremony

                          Venue C05

17: 10 - 17: 15  Workshop 1

17: 15 - 17: 20  Workshop 2

17: 20 - 17: 25  Workshop 3

17:25 – 17: 35    Group Photos