Cultural mediation and the dissemination of knowledge in the digital age

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Cultural mediation and the dissemination of knowledge in the digital age

Cultural mediation and the dissemination of knowledge in the digital age. Institutional information, editorial and informational practices, and socio-technological systems

The purpose of this project is two-fold: analysis of the articulation dynamics between cultural and scientific mediation, on the one hand, and innovative digital technologies on the other. This project involves two interactional lines of research:

The first line treats “Topicality, politics, and practices of publicizing knowledge by cultural and scholarly institutions in the digital age.” We study these institutions’ politics of communication and the editorial practices that materialized during the construction of a “digital informational ecosystem” and the transfers/mutations of forms of cultural and scholarly mediation. The analyses draw from both professional trade publications and fieldwork.

The second line, “Digital humanities and transformations in the production and dissemination of scholarly and cultural knowledge,” focuses on the conception of the New Statistical Tool (NOS) destined to characterize the actions of a dozen heritage institutions on social networks. Analyses of politics and innovative editorial practices, as well as software developments, will be shared within the cluster.

Project leader
Brigitte JUANALS, associate professor (information and communication sciences), University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense, Models, Dynamics, Corpus Laboratory (Modyco)

Internal cluster partners
History of Arts and Representations (HAR, EA4414)
Models, Dynamics, Corpus Laboratory (Modyco, UMR7114)
Quai Branly Museum

Associated partner
Pompidou Center

Duration: 28 months

April 24 2015
Talk

Antoine Courtin and Brigitte Juanals will give a talk at the "Twitter for Research 2015" conference, on April 24, 2015, on "Analyzing Social Network Interactions in Cultural Fields". They will mention, on this occasion, the project "Cultural mediation and the dissemination of knowledge in the digital age".

The conference's programme is available here.

Friday April 24 2015, 9am - 5pm
Mama Shelter Hotel
Lyon