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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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#47 Digital Gesture challenging Communication

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The role of machine gesturality in analyzing and viewing very large image collections

Maria Giulia DONDERO

ABSTRACT : In this article we analyze the relation between the computational work that underlies quantitative analyses of vast collections of images (Big Visual Data), as performed by Lev Manovich and the Cultural Analytics Lab in the field of Media Visualization, and our sensory-motor...

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What "making videos" means. Prolegomena to semio-pragmatic analysis of youtubing

Edwin LAVALLÉE

ABSTRACT : As part of a semiotic interdisciplinary articulating « technogenetics » and « semiogenetics » principles in the definition of the gesture « to make videos », we will develop the hypothesis of a structural transformation of the subjectivizing and socializing function of...

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Notes on Virtual Reality Cinema : immersion and distance. — Luca Acquarelli & Matteo Treleani

Luca ACQUARELLI - Matteo TRELEANI

ABSTRACT : This article aims to study the dispositif of 360 degrees cinema following approaches derived from media theory and semiotics of enunciation. The article questions this new dispositif between traditional cinema and interactive virtual reality and then focuses on certain...

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Audiovisual media facing digital technology: semiotic gestures around prostheses, devices and archives

Enzo D’ARMENIO

ABSTRACT : In this article we will examine the relationship between digital technologies and the semiotic possibilities of the audiovisual forms. Starting from the study of three examples—an episode of the Black Mirror series and the movies Passion and Redacted by Brian De Palma—we...

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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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