Media Activism, Emergent Journalism Practices, Participative Media and Struggles for Better Worlds.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 23 (Main Building)
RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee)

Language: English

Digital medias and their interactive and participative potentialities are a field for voluntary construction of alternative worlds, ways of living, debating, creating, informing, telling, writing. Participative medias lead new kinds of authors and actors to build spheres of communication, creation and culture. Hackers, developers and opponents create and promote open tools and practices contesting the global communication industrial monopolistic firms. Some of them emerge into alternative utopias; others are innocent parts of a totalitarian merchandise puzzle. 
The session will investigate emerging authors and actors in the digital sphere and the competition between the spectre of Brave New World and media activists and creators co-operating or opposing for better worlds.
Session Organizer:
Olivier CHANTRAINE, Universite de Lille 3, France
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