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MEI ‘Mediation & Information’ is an publication designed to promote and publicize research in mediation, communication and information sciences. Eleven French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian universities participate in the Editorial and Scientific Committees.

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  • 568 published articles

#47 Digital Gesture challenging Communication

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When Art touches the Microscopic world : the Haptic Image in Nanoart

Emmanuelle PELARD

ABSTRACT : Nanoart is an artistic practice which intends to experiment how representing organic matter and substance, using nanotechnology and developing an aesthetic gesture. In this creative practice, it matters to enunciate the organic matter, microorganisms and organic cells,...

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The enunciative gesture and the nanoart : the meaning of the infinitely small

Marion COLAS-BLAISE

ABSTRACT : In the case of nanoart, a consubstantial relationship is established between the human and the machine. It is reflected by various acts building up a hybrid syntagma: an embodied act, an act of tactile recognition by the machine, an act of tra(ns)duction or translation by...

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The delicacy of invention. Beyond design of control and beau geste of an electronic nature

Pierluigi BASSO FOSSALI

ABSTRACT : This paper argues that electronic technologies should escape two myths: the rigid functionalism and the beau geste. The latter seeks the perfect balance between economics, ethics and aesthetics inside the coded acts, but it could justify functionalism and its prior mapping...

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Iconicity and modal meaning : emoticons, from body icons to enunciative gestures

Pierre HALTÉ

ABSTRACT : Emoticons are iconic signs. They represent gestures or facial expressions and they show the speaker’s emotion. This is why, most of the time, they convey a modal meaning : they validate a propositional content in an affective or axiological way. The purpose of this study...

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