Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024

Location: The University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Australia

Artificial intelligence is evolving at an accelerated pace. Its potentials and risks have generated considerable debate in academia, industry, and broader communities. What kinds of human-machine encounters are emerging? In what ways are design, adoption and use of AI anchored to cultural and ethical values? How does AI impact on creative production, media distribution, and cultural consumption? Who stand to gain, and at what cost? What alternatives are possible? To answer these questions necessarily requires a contextualised view.

With a specific focus on screen industries across television, film and streaming, this symposium seeks to explore the pace, nature and potential consequence of change wrought by AI in various cultural, social, and geopolitical contexts in the Asia Pacific. By foregrounding the regional focus, we hope to open up discussions about local specificities in the region and the various dynamics between the local and the regional or global. To this end, we invite submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Generative AI and content creation
  • Algorithms, content curation and media distribution
  • Infrastructural underpinnings and politics
  • Changing nature of creative labour and cultural work
  • Emerging forms of advertising and approaches to audience measurement
  • Changing consumption patterns, audience experience and practices
  • Internationalisation, transnational flows, and geopolitics
  • Regulation and governance (copyright, content quota, taxes, content moderation, etc.)

We welcome conceptual and empirical approaches as well as methodological reflections.


Elaine Jing Zhao, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Liangwen Kuo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Changfeng Chen, Tsinghua University, China, President of the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance

How to Submit:

  • Extended Abstracts: 500-1000 words, excluding references (only key references should be included) 
  • Please submit the abstracts as PDF attachments without author identification to and, and include your name, title, institutional affiliation, email address, and a short bio (up to 100 words) in the body of the email. Please title your email as “response to CFP: title”.

Submission Due: 24 March, 2024

Acceptance Notification: 31 March, 2024

Transportation: UNSW Kensington Campus is about 20 min drive from Sydney CBD and conveniently served by the Light Rail. It is also well connected to Sydney airport (a gateway airport for ICA and IAMCR 2024).