Complexity of (inter)action
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM organized by the COACT research community
University of Oulu, Finland, 9–11 October 2014
In the Complexity of (inter)action symposium, we wish to explore complexity from diverse perspectives and focus on examining how social participants manage, coordinate and adapt to complexity, and display complexity socially to others, through skilled multimodal participation. We are also interested in studies that expand the notion of interactional complexity to include the participants’ histories and interactions across multiple timescales.
The symposium has four invited speakers:
*Monika Büscher, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
*Trine Heinemann, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
*Eric Laurier, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
*Maurice Nevile, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
We invite proposals for symposium presentations that examine diverse communities and complex social (inter)actions in different settings, including technologically mediated and copresent activities. The theoretical starting points may include conversation analysis, interactional linguistics, multimodal interaction analysis, mediated discourse analysis, and related fields of study that use a range of audio, video, textual and other ethnographic materials as their data.