From narrative machines to practice-based research: Making the case for a digital Renaissance

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Contemporary communication sciences are embedded with theoretical traditions supportive of an occupational boundary work: the social and the cultural world as a strict sociological and anthropological object of study and the material world as the domain of scientists and engineers. This epistemic divide places communication sciences before a future shock, by failing to respond explicitly to emerging mediations made possible by radical technologies. Practice-based research (PbR) is still under-represented in communication studies and has yet to be further articulated in order to provide a clear epistemological foundation. This paper objective is to fill in that knowledge gap: it positions digital media as a transdisciplinary scientific domain with a triple helix structure (hardware, interface, and software studies), placing PbR as a critical native methodological approach and presenting a holistic research framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalEstudos em Comunicacao
Volume2
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Digital media
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In: Estudos em Comunicacao, Vol. 2, No. 27, 01.12.2018, p. 67-78.

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