Essays about: "culture"

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  1. 1. LEARNING AND COLLABORATION VIA DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN ECOVILLAGES A Study on Learning in Ecovillage Communities of Practice and Affordances of Virtual Immersive Learning Environments

    University essay from Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi

    Author : Eralp Erol; [2024-03-19]
    Keywords : ecovillages; learning; affordances; communities of practice; situated learning; immersive technologies; remote collaboration;

    Abstract : Ecovillages are intentional residential communities aimed at improving human quality of life while protecting and regenerating the surrounding nature in order to create a more sustainable lifestyle based on cooperative culture and sharing (Dawson, 2006; GEN, n.d.b; Mychajluk, 2017). READ MORE

  2. 2. Conjunction of the spheres. The struggle for hegemony in the English language online reception of Netflix adaption: The Witcher.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Sarah R. Kern; [2024-02-06]
    Keywords : Production reception; Hegemony; Discourse; Transmedia; Witcher; Fantasy; Polish Fantasy; Media literacy; Convergence culture; Fan-studies; Participation culture; Technical communication; Digital Role-Playing Games; Civic imagination; Netnography; ;

    Abstract : This essay uses the concepts of convergence culture, transmedia and hegemony, to understand the struggles within the English language reception to Netflix Tv production “The Witcher.” In order to help the reader, the essay presents the background to the larger Witcher franchise, as well as standard debates and issues within the fantasy genre, the role-playing-game genre and convergence culture. READ MORE

  3. 3. Messages from the deep: A reception study of Denis Villeneuve's Dune

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

    Author : Sarah R. Kern; [2024-02-06]
    Keywords : Hegemony; Production Reception; Discourse; Dominant Negotiated Oppositional; Dune; Representation; Reception study; convergence culture; science fiction; participation culture; fandom;

    Abstract : This essay uses Pierre Bourdieus habitus, symbolic capital, Social fields, Stuart Halls representation theory and Encoding/Decoding system, as well as Henry Jenkins concept of convergence culture and media convergence, to conduct a reception study of Denis Villeneuves 2021 adaption of the science fiction movie Dune. The material collected for the reception study is collected in the form of reviews and features from experts in cinema, juxtaposed against material collected from YouTube in the form of reviews, reaction videos and video essays from social groups sectioned around cinephiles and science fiction fandom. READ MORE

  4. 4. Can Theological Semiotics Reconcile Nature and Culture? Nathan Lyons’ Semiotic Imaginary in Dialogue with Christology

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Author : Elias Kjörk; [2024-02-02]
    Keywords : Natur; Rowan Williams; Kristologi; Kultur; Nathan Lyons; Bruno Latour; Semiotik;

    Abstract : Abstract The philosopher of science Bruno Latour believes modernity is premised on the division of nature and culture into distinct spheres. In response to the problems this division poses, he has suggested a theoretical imaginary that promotes technological “hybrids” as a bridge between them. READ MORE

  5. 5. Weird Digitization: Alternative Strategies for Archival Materials

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper (KV)

    Author : Christa Shusko; [2024]
    Keywords : Digital Humanities; Digitization; Archival materials; Photography; Material culture.;

    Abstract : This thesis draws on the theory of new materialism to posit an alternative approach to cultural heritage digitization. Modifying the method of critical digitization and synthesizing it with the method of thick description for the study of damaged cultural heritage, this thesis proposes the method weird digitization which seeks to challenge traditional selection criteria for cultural heritage digitization as well as challenging practices of mass digitization. READ MORE