A convergence of the media with far-reaching consequences is currently taking place, caused primarily by technical developments (e.g. the WWW or the digitalization of traditional media). Media convergence has become a process with its own dynamics, influencing media economics, media management, media law and media professions. The consequences are of theoretical, practical, and methodological nature and they are radically changing not only our conception of the media, but also the characteristics of media types and media contents, and the recipients’ media use (Web 2.0). Therefore, the effects of mass communication are changing as well.
The interdisciplinary academic research focus “Medienkonvergenz” (media convergence) aims to pinpoint critically the legal and economic consequences of this rapid evolution, its cultural potentials and creative possibilities and to explore them systematically.
Key terms: media, convergence, academic research, science, internet, television, publishing, media law, media management, media art
There will be opportunities for future work for the winning designer and others, who we feel do exceptional work.
Coding could possibly be commissioned later with the winning designer. As far as it might effect your design, keep in mind that we plan to convert it to Wordpress and/or Joomla later (as yet undecided).
Look here for additional info: http://www.sfb295.uni-mainz.de/hieg…onvergenz/