The 2nd Indonesia International Graduate Conference on Communication (Indo-IGCC) 2018

Kampus Fisip UI Depok

July 30, 2018 – August 10, 2018

“Mode of Communication & Production: From Human to Posthuman


The rapid advancement of information and communication technology has helped transform artificial life as part of humanness. Scholars such as Robert Pepperell (2009) have posited that these encompass, among others, communication technology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence. They have, he argues, established an arguably autonomous existence to humanity; and this is what he calls as the posthuman existence or the condition in which human consciousness is structurally connected to technology. At the same time, such complex consciousness has shaped as well spaces of competition between human and technology. Herein lies fundamental questions such as human/technology coexistence/balance, the bewitching charms of technology, technological fetishism to name a few. Thus, this idea problematises the alienation of humans’ sense of being—whether as objects or subjects of technology—and whether they can resist and negotiate with the reign of technology.

In Pepperell’s (2009) line of human and posthuman period, the posthuman period marks the rapid development of the technological world which has decreased human social awareness and increased social control by the robots they have created. In advanced capitalist societies, technological products have becoming the symbol of superiority, which makes this development a political process as well.

The theme of this year’s conference facilitates criticism and further ideas regarding what it means to be human. It opens spaces to discuss various technological developments and knowledge which also tries to overcome humanity’s social problems—such as inequality, social injustice, and power imbalances between people. As such, the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas of Indonesia is hosting the 2018 IndoIGCC to academically discuss diverse modes of production and communication, tracing the role of technology in the shaping of human beings and humanity.


  • To contribute to multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary academic discourse regarding the notion of “posthuman” in the field of communication;
  • To facilitate early career academic and professional practice as well as research publication concerning modes of communication;
  • To bring forth “best practice” and “lessons-learned” in communication management in Indonesia’s contextualised “posthuman” period.


The conference comprises of two main sessions:

  • Keynote Panel Sessions

These sessions invite keynote speakers and discussants from the fields of philosophy, psychology, politic, communication, media, corporate communications, and/or policy makers.

  • Parallel Panel Sessions

These sessions involve presenters from various disciplines for two days. Paper presenters are invited in Call for Papers, which includes an expert review process from various universities in Indonesia and abroad.


“Mode of Communication & Production: From Human to Posthuman”

We invite researchers, practitioners and academics to submit their papers on how technologies challenge the human and humanity within the fields of communication, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, culture, media, religion, gender, the environment, and the arts.

Sub Themes (but not limited to):

  • Communication Studies
  • Media Management
  • Marketing Communication Management
  • Corporate Communication Management
  • Political Communication Management
  • Cultural Studies

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Matthew Ricketson (Deakin University)
  • Prof. Michael Keane (Curtin University)
  • Dr. Anggela Romano (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Dr. Daniel Angus (University of Queensland)
  • Inaya Rakhmani, Ph.D (Universitas Indonesia)


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ISSN : 2620-4010

Published by: Departemen Ilmu Komunikasi, FISIP Universitas Indonesia

Address : Jl. Prof. Dr. Selo Soemardjan, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP UI), Universitas Indonesia, Pd. Cina, Beji, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16424