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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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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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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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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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Solid body and Leading Body: Building Meaning and Identities through Printed Text and Digital Textuality

Ugo RUIZ

ABSTRACT : This article aims to show how printed and digital textuality imply two coexisting corporalities that shape the identities of individuals. First, the article explores the idea of solid body which indicates the relation that exists between individuals and printed texts, and...

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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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