Nordic Centre for Internet and Society

Successful ICA Conference in Toronto

Three Nordic Centre for Internet and Society members presented their research at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) in Toronto, which took place from May 25-29, 2023.

The Annual ICA Conference was arranged in Toronto from May 25-29, 2023, making it the 73rd ICA Conference. The Nordic Centre members Shubin Yu, Dicle Berfin Kose, and Christoph Lutz all presented their research across different divisions and sessions. 

Shubin Yu presented the paper “Contextualizing Emoji for Crisis Communication: A Cross-Cultural Study” as part of the session “Advances in Crisis Communication Research” from the PR division. The presentation took place on Saturday, 27 May. Shubin's paper was co-authored with Soojin Roh (Peking University HSBC Business School).

Dicle Berfin Köse presented the paper “´Live the Moment Leave the Phone` a Content Consumption Perspective on Phubbing” in the session “HYBRID: Mobility and Relationships” from the Communication & Technology division on Monday, 29 May.

Christoph Lutz presented several papers, one of them was the paper “Personalized Transparency: A Scoping Review of Approaches to Personalized Privacy Disclosures,” co-authored with Meihe Iris Xu (Maastricht University), Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux (Maastricht University), Clement Guitton (University of St. Gallen), and Shawnkit Chan (Yale-NUS College). It was presented at the ICA Preconference "Building the Conditions for Responsible Human-Centric AI Systems" on 24 May.

ICA Conference in Toronto

Photo courtesy: Dicle Berfin Köse

On Friday 26 May, Christoph presented the paper “The Occupational Prestige and Perceived Social Value of Digital Economy Occupations,”  which was co-authored with Gemma Newlands (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford). The paper was presented in the session “HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY EXTENDED ABSTRACTS: Potpourri” from the Communication & Technology division.

As part of the session “Influencers and Content Creators,” on Saturday May 27, Christoph’s co-author Cristina Miguel (Gothenburg University) presented the paper “‘Life Is Not All About Work’: Self-(Re)Presentation of Digital Nomads’ Values and Lifestyle on Instagram,” from the Communication & Technology division. In addition to Cristina, the paper is co-authored with Filip Majetić (Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb), Rodrigo Perez-Vega (University of Reading), and Miguel Sanchez Razo (formerly at the University of Reading).

Christoph also co-organized the panel “HYBRID: Comparative Privacy Research in Communication and Beyond: Advancing the Field” on Sunday 28 May. This included an own co-authored contribution,  titled “Conceptualizing Comparative Privacy Research,” co-authored with Carsten Wilhelm (Université de Haute Alsace), Philipp K. Masur (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Dmitry Epstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Kelly Quinn (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Lemi Baruh (Koç University).

The paper “The Perceived Impacts of Short-Term Rental Platforms: Comparing the United States,” co-authored again with Filip Majetić , Cristina Miguel and, Rodrigo Perez-Vega, plus Brian Jones (Leeds Beckett University), was presented by Christoph as part of the session “HYBRID HIGH-DENSITY: Internet Studies and Platform Governance” from the Information Systems division. The presentation took place on Sunday 28 May.

Lastly, on Monday 29 May, Christoph’s co-author María Teresa Soto-Sanfiel (National University of Singapore) presented the paper “Development of a Comprehensive AI Literacy Scale for General Audiences,” co-authored also with Ariadna Angulo-Brunet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). The presentation was part of the session “HIGH-DENSITY: Understanding AI From Diverse Perspectives” from the Human-Machine Communication division. 

The presentations were very well received. Overall, the conference provided the Nordic Centre with many interesting discussions, conversations and networking opportunities.