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The digital subject #4 : codes

Call for papers

November 16-20, 2015

End of the call on July 10, 2015

The coupling of digital code and user interface, on screen or through the internet may very well be the emblematic apparatus of our times, the predominant way in which we convey meaning. Contrary to other modes of producing meaning, the digital apparatus entails tremendous underground work, mostly encoding and tagging content in view of its archiving and display. At the core of all this stands the production of meta-data, both through automatic processes (time, size of file, format) or deliberate choice (keywords, integration in tree-structures). Beyond its technical use, meta data has thus come to organize our access to knowledge and memory, bearing heavily upon our relation to history.

In terms of literacy, the shift to digital code opens up numerous avenues: one may cross over media types or engage in hybrid forms of reading/ browsing through content. But it also generates some opacity: content layering _ between what is displayed, what is tagged and what is archived _ introduces hierarchies and creates roadblocks. Common reading practice only explores the tip of the digital iceberg.

The working languages of the symposium will be French and English. Contributions may be submitted in either language and should not exceed 3000 characters.

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Please submit your abstracts via Easychair as well as a brief bio-bibliographical note before July 10, 2015.
Contributors will be informed of the scientific committee’s decision over July 2015.

Do not forget to upload your document in PDF format (no more than 3000 characters).

For further information, you may write to codes@univ-paris8.fr

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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