#46 ARCHITECTURE & COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Patrizia Laudati and Hafida Boulekbache
To borrow a term from Lamizet (2007), a city is a polyphonic space, one which presents its particular architecture and therefore a number of systems of expressions and meanings. Resulting from various projects and the design expertise of a wide range of contributors and of plural identities, a city is founded on both individual and collective history, all of which is closely related to modes of appropriation and customs.
This issue of M.E.I. comes within the scope of interdisciplinary...
#44-45 PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Michael Rinn and William Sherlaw
Communication attempts to influence and support behavioural change identified as being important for individual and population health. People are encouraged to adopt new lifestyles, give up cigarettes, reduce alcohol and red meat consumption, to get vaccinated against the flu, be aware of health and environmental hazards, drive more safely and slowly to reduce road accidents, and adopt safe sex practices. Communication is also brought to bear on fostering environmentally friendly practice...
#42-43 EXHIBITION AND COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Eleni Mitropoulou and Nanta Novello Paglianti
This issue combines different semiotics and communications approaches to offer a new angle on the challenges of contemporary exhibition strategy. From museum institutions to individual shows and addressing exhibition spaces, exhibits, media and target publics, the reader is invited to embark on a textual tour that explores the many and various concerns facing exhibitions today.
#41 DESIGN, MEDIAS AND COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Bernard Darras and Stéphane Vial
This issue of MEI has been created in response to questions posed and imposed by the ever-increasing digitization of society and its outputs. A diverse range of articles explore the impact of shifting technological narratives on artefacts, media and means of communication, through an interdisciplinary discourse on a broad range of socially relevant design themes. The participating authors discuss architecture; the built environment of the city; signs and signage; interaction between human...
#40 DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Bernard Darras and Stéphane Vial
Since the act of design is, by definition, one of communication, designers from all sectors are increasingly aware of the need to underpin their practice with a sound knowledge of key communication principles. This issue of MEI investigates the complex relationship between communication and design and questions how communication theories impact broadly on design practice. The 30 contributing authors come from a wide range of backgrounds in the fields design and communication, each...
#39 MEDIA’S LEAVEN : FORM, FORMAT, MEDIA
Under the direction of Guillaume Soulez and Kira Kitsopanidou
What exactly are the relationships between the audiovisual forms and the media ? In this issue, academics and professionals analyze the importance of «big forms» (conventions, genres, TV-formats or web-formats), which are central for contemporary media. Two aspects are particularly studied: the increasing structuring of cinema and television by «formats» and the relationship between media – or «intermediality» – related to the development of online cinema and online...
#38 RELIGION & COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of David Douyère, Stéphane Dufour and Odile Riondet
Religion has always made use of communication: sacred texts and commentaries, sermons, the use (or non-use) of images, gatherings, the media, signs in rituals and services, “dialogues” with God. Prayer isnow present on the Internet, and Christian saints are venerated on Facebook! Here, seventeen researchers look at Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but also secularism, in terms of their relationship with communication. They discuss prayer, preaching, religious architecture,...
#37 VIRTUAL TERRITORIES
Under the direction of Anolga Rodionoff
The virtual is associated with many meanings and therefore often evades analysis. Among these, some refer to the technical field, others consider the virtual as a concept, and, finally, other meanings relate to imagination. The challenge and ambition of this issue are to take stock of its various meanings, a first step to deconstruct and understand the virtual. The second necessary step then implies reducing its scope. This issue therefore brings together the analyses of researchers, who,...
#36 HANDICAP & COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Bernard Darras and Dannyelle Valente
More than a billion people live with a disability, i.e. one person out of 7, according to the figures presented in 2012 by the World Health Organization. What schemes are being designed today to facilitate communication for people with disabilities? What new practices and design methods are being used to promote the access of the disabled to education, culture, transport and health services? In this book, some thirty researchers specializing in information and communication science, design,...
#35 SCIENTISME(S) & COMMUNICATION
Under the direction of Aurélie Tavernier
(Français) De quoi le scientisme est-il le nom ? En confrontant les terrains et les disciplines, ce numéro propose d’ouvrir la boîte noire des fabriques du scientisme. Il rétablit un dialogue et une incertitude nécessaires, afin de questionner moins des frontières établies que des points de passage, entre sciences exactes et sociales, savoir et pouvoir, usages et abus des sciences, politique et politisation du savoir. En se saisissant des dispositifs hybrides et des transactions qui...