The TikTok Cultures Research Network is pleased to announce a virtual event
on TikTok & Youth Cultures in the Age of COVID-19 on 29 March 2021 hosted
by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Dr D. Bondy
Valdovinos Kaye, and Dr Xinyu (Andy) Zhao.
TikTok has become one of the most widely used short video platforms around
the world, with millions of new users joining during the COVID-19 lockdowns
in 2020. The platform is now a key social arena for global youth culture,
creativity, professionalization, and activism. This event is an open forum
for discussions on how digital cultures are evolving in the wave of a
global pandemic and the massive uptake of TikTok by diverse groups of
people during this time.
This two-hour virtual event will take place via Zoom on 29 March 2021 at
0900-1100 (GMT+8) and will feature one research presentation and two panel
discussions with a diverse array of panellists including TikTok
influencers, media experts, social media industry professionals, and
We invite professionals from media industries and social media industries,
students and researchers in academia, and members of the general public to
attend this event.
The event is free but registration is required. Please register here
<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I7V1n_lCSFWoqj6qifF9UQ> (opening on 15
March 2021 0900hrs GMT+8, closing on 28 March 2021 1700hrs GMT+8).
Please find a programme for the event here
and speaker bios here <https://tiktokcultures.com/covid-19-speakers/>.
This event is organized by the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at
Curtin University, and supported by the Social Science Research Council
(Rapid-Response Grants on COVID-19 grant) and Australian Research Council
*D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, PhD*
Digital Media Research Centre <https://research.qut.edu.au/dmrc/>
Faculty of Creative Industries <https://www.qut.edu.au/creative-industries>
Queensland University of Technology <https://www.qut.edu.au/>
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