Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 291078
Sist endret: 15. januar 2015 14:50

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 291078
Sist endret: 15. januar 2015 14:50
Prosjekt

Democracy and the digitisation of audiovisual culture - DIGICULT

prosjektleder

Jostein Gripsrud
ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Medievitenskap og journalistikk • Film- og teatervitenskap

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. august 2007 Slutt: 31. desember 2010

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Democracy and the digitisation of audiovisual culture - DIGICULT

Sammendrag

Prosjektet DigiCult studerer gjennom et mangfold av enkeltprosjekter ulike aspekter ved de omfattende endringer audiovisuell kultur gjennomgår ved overgangen til digital teknologi, med disse endringenes konsekvenser for offentlighetens funksjoner og dermed for demokratiet som overordnet perspektiv.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The project’s overarching questions start from the idea that the social space known as the public sphere is (1) a key element in any democratic system and (2) largely sustained and structured by (mass) media. These media, i.e. the entire system for public communication, are presently undergoing radical changes. Digital technologies replace analogue ones and impact everything from the economics and organisation of media industries, via the forms and contents of mediated texts, to the practices and attitudes of audiences/users/participants. It is in other words basic structures and functions of the public sphere that are changing. DigiCult organises continuous work on the theory/theories of the public sphere and deliberative democracy in general and aims to contribute to the description, analysis and evaluation of the changes resulting from digitisation. Television has arguably been the politically, socially and culturally most central medium in Western democracies for half a century. It must consequently be central to research aimed at describing, analysing and understanding the complex processes that digitisation of the media entail. Television is not going to die, as once predicted e.g. by Nicholas Negroponte. It will change, but survive in some degree and kind of osmosis and symbiosis with the internet. Less than ever can it be studied in isolation. Outside of television’s general economic, social, and cultural ramifications, the internet in particular needs to be considered a key element in television’s social and cultural context. Fundamental research questions regarding the status and development of television in a digitised public sphere may be formulated with reference to features of the internet and its relationship with tv. DigiCult concentrates on six such questions: (1) THE INTERNET AS AN AUDIOVISUAL MEDIUM: What are now the characteristics of the internet as an audiovisual medium, in comparison with television?(2) AUDIENCES, USERS, PARTICIPANTS: To which extent and in what sense is the notion of a paradigmatic shift in the roles and practices of audiences so that they become active users and participants correct – for television as well as the internet?(3) DIGITISED PRODUCTION AND GENERIC CREATIVITY: Which are the changes in the organisation as well as the outcomes of production resulting from digitisation more specifically, and to which extent and in which sense, if at all, is it reasonable to say that innovation and artistic or other professional creativity has increased because of digitisation?(4) DIVERSIFICATION OR FRAGMENTATION: To which extent and in which sense are the one or the other of the terms (positive) “diversification” or (negative) “fragmentation” appropriate as descriptions of developments in the structure of the digital public sphere – and what is the destiny of the public sphere as a common space for all citizens of a society? (5) INTERNATIONALISATION AND GLOBALISATION: What are the respective main roles of television and the internet in relation to the formation of national vs. cosmopolitan identities and a “global public sphere”?(6) POLITICAL ECONOMY: What are the relations between television and the internet in financial and political terms, and what are the conditions for a realisation of a “digital commons”?

Metode

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prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Jostein Gripsrud

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Hallvard Moe

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Dag Elgesem

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Peter Larsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Helle Sjøvaag

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
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