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It took me three years after the first iPhone launch to purchase my first smartphone. My having waited until February 2010 suggests something about the time needed for new technologies to be more fully adopted by the general public. In any case, it was also a matter of price: it was expensive but I mainly saw it as a status statement and thus I resisted. Even as someone doing research on mobile communications, I felt buying one was a kind of non-needed luxury and did not want to fall into the consumption trap. Still, I finally decided to purchase an iPhone with a 3-megapixel auto-focus camera which would enable the possibility of downloading apps, surfing online and participating in the “Convergence Culture” (Jenkins: 2006) and the notion of “Mobile Phone Cultures” (Goggin: 2008) as a composite of various factors and formed in relationship to other products and their diverse usages as well. As soon as I got my iPhone, I started to take pictures exclusively with that one device, forgetting all my other digital devices now that the possibility of image […]
Rituals are an important part of social interaction. According to Erving Goffman, all social interaction takes place as a small ceremony consisting of rituals and parades which have their own specific grammar. This paper explores the rituals which constitute online interaction in specific contexts on social network sites (sns). The study questions the influence of [...]
Crowdvoice.org is an online project that tracks voices of protest from around the world by crowdsourcing information; its purpose is to archive, aggregate, and collecting videos related to political issues. The average quantity of videos uploaded per day/week/month depends on the events that occur. The videos posted come all from anonymous senders, being email addresses the [...]
Are you an early adopter ? Do you keep track of the latest geekery news ? These questions might seem amusing, but when it entails visual habits like taking photos or videos it also moves a lot of money. For example, did you know that Facebook acquired Instagram in a billion dollar ? Probably you [...]
2-3 May 2012, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris (open to all, free admission). Organized by Dr Jason E. Hill (INHA) and Dr Elisa Schaar (The Courtauld Institute of Art) This two-day international symposium considers the dynamic interplay of the fine arts and the technologies and structures of the mass media across [...]
I would like to begin by coming back to the title of this presentation [note 1]. Is Shoah a Memorial? There are only four words in that question, but at least two of them have to be explained. Actually, I won’t focus on the first question, what’s a Memorial? I’d just like to specify that, by Memorials, I’m not only thinking of the monuments, in their materiality, but also to symbolic forms such as films, or texts and paintings… Second question: What’s Shoah?
Some experts who care about and practice visual news have sharp complaints about the non-factual graphics that were so widespread in the media’s coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1. Journalism is a serious business where credibility is paramount. Editors need, first and foremost, to get the [...]
Présentée à Paris en juin 2010 lors de deux journées consacrées à “musiques et technologies numériques” dans le cadre du séminaire ANR “Le travail artistique en régime numérique”, une brillante réflexion menée par le sociologue écossais des médias NIck Prior sur la nécessité de déconstruire la notion de “numérique” pour en faire une sociologie. “What I thought I would do today, rather than read out a tightly focused paper, is throw out some rather broad-brush ideas about the question of the digital in music. In other words, I’d like to set out some potential avenues into what might be at stake in debates around digitalisation: the issues and challenges that this area throws up. I want to pursue the shifting terrains of popular music as they are nudged and shaken by the movements, constructions, and uses of digital technologies. Specifically, I want to sketch out how our understanding of the structure and culture of popular music needs to change if we are to analyze post-1980s developments in fast-paced, highly technologized societies with precision”. Let me first just sketch out what I think are some of the main challenges or dilemmas facing a thorough and rigorous analysis of the digital in music.
MFRU, International Festival of Computer Arts in Maribor, Slovenia invites papers on video games and cinema, to be presented at the festival’s Symposium, taking place on 19. and 20. November 2010. The festival The International Festival of Computer Arts (MFRU), Maribor, Slovenia was established in 1994. At that time, it was the [...]
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION ANNOUNCES SPECIAL FORUM ON NEW MEDIA/TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Editor, Robert Shuter The Journal of International and Intercultural Communication invites proposals for a special forum comprised of state-of-the-art essays on new media/technologies and intercultural communication. New media/technologies abound and, while definitions vary, the terms generally refer to digital information transmitted through computers [...]
The rise of photographic agencies or wire services as satellite businesses of news agencies and the set-up of all kinds of specialized picture suppliers is commonly defined as the time between the first and second World War, namely in the 1920s and 1930s. The demand of photographs for newspapers, magazines and most notably the emerging [...]
Par Antonio Casilli When, in the early 1990s, California visionaries started shaping the mythography of Cyberdelia I was elsewhere. And I’ve been elsewhere ever since. I’ve been looking at this grand exploit of our techno-social imaginary like an astronomer would look at a dead star: from afar, with an uncertain feeling of beholding something that already [...]