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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.

  • 26 years of publication
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  • 529 authors
  • 568 published articles

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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 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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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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Mediation, design and digital gestures. Analysis of the interface Astronaut

Cédric HONBA HONBA

ABSTRACT : In this article, we consider the problem of automatic digital data processing, when mediation is programmed by a computer device. Our goal is to shed light on the theoretical notions of device and technical object, as well as their influence in media practices. Indeed, we...

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A Research in Motion: Presentation of Enunciative Gestures and Corporality in Academic Blogs

Ingrid MAYEUR

ABSTRACT : From an explorative study conducted on the publications of Hypotheses, a blogging platform in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we highlight different ways of stating the actions by which the researcher develops knowledge: sensory-motor gestures of the speaker, whose...

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