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The Digital Turn: User’s Practices and Cultural Transformations

Edited By Pille Runnel, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Piret Viires and Marin Laak

By combining the analysis of the new forms and environments of the digital world with critical scholarship of the role of the users, this book argues that cultural field is facing a challenge of the digital turn. The digital turn hereby implies that changes in the use and application of digital technology bring on changes in practice and in the relationships between cultural institutions and audiences. We approach the changes in society from the structural (institutional) as well as from the agential (audiences, users, individuals) perspective. The authors represented in this book share the view that there is no need to fear the new media pushing aside traditional cultural forms, acknowledging at the same time that the scope of this cultural change is far from understood.


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Recommended Friends, Artists, Events and Books: The Opportunities and Risks of Web 3.0. Stijn Bannier, Chris Vleugels


118 Katrine Damkjær, Lea Schick Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizing. New York: The Penguin Press. 2008. Print. Tapscott, Dan, and Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Ev- erything. New York: Portfolio. 2006. Print. Katrine Damkjær is Communication and Management Employee at Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art. She holds a master in ‘Digital Design and Communication’ from the IT University of Copenhagen and a Bachelors in Art History from Copenhagen University. Lea Schick, PhD Student, Technologies in Practice faculty group, IT University of Copenhagen. She holds a master in ‘Digital Design and Communication’ also from the IT University and a Bachelors in ‘Aesthetic and Culture’ from Århus University. In her PhD project she explores how a new electricity infrastructure based on renewable energy is imagined and made in Denmark. 119 Recommended Friends, Artists, Events and Books: The Opportunities and Risks of Web 3.0 Stijn Bannier Chris Vleugels IBBT-SMIT, VUB Studies on Media Information and Telecommunication Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 9, B-1050 Brussels Belgium 1. Introduction Guided by the perspectives of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, this article examines to what extent Web 3.0, and in particular, recommendation engines, will deliver user-generated, machine-mediated content, and what implications this has for cultural participants and their engagement to and with cultural heritage. There- fore, we use the � ndings from the Flemish IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology) research project...

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