The MEA continues in its relationship as an affiliate organization with the ECA. 2021’s ECA conference, Resilience, was held virtually on March 24–28. The MEA sponsored two sessions. One was a Competitive Papers session and the other a Panel.
Chair: Jeffrey S Bogaczyk, Duquesne University
The papers in this session address media ecological perspectives relative to unique contexts within the modern technological world. From addressing mediated education and drug use in the midst of a pandemic to the problem of community in an era of modern communication technologies, these scholars examine the interesting relationships of media to human experience.
Chair & Respondent: Erik Garrett , Duquesne University
Focusing on the ecologies of gaming situated within digital media, this panel provides strong foundations for considering the systematic and rules-based operations of online and tabletop gaming as environments running counter to the ecologies of digital media, exploring new possibilities for uniting forms of communication within and beyond digital formats. This provides freedom to explore and pragmatically operate within tensions of virtual and actual, digital and analog, and individual and collective practices of communication.