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Culture, Communication, and Creativity

Reframing the Relations of Media, Knowledge, and Innovation in Society

Edited By Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs and René Tuma

It is the premise of this volume that the rising importance of creativity in modern culture is related to dramatic changes in communication. In the last decades we have witnessed a revolutionary change in the ways we interact with one another. This transformation of the structure of communication is one of the most decisive aspects of the creativity of culture. The full aim of this volume therefore is to explore the resulting transformation in the relations of culture, creativity, and communication.
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Heitor Alvelos is currently Professor of Design and New Media at the University of Porto, Associate Director of ID+: Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, and Post-doctorate Research Fellow at INESC Porto: Institute of Engineering and Computer Systems. He holds a PhD in Media Culture (Royal College of Art, London, 2003) and a MFA in Visual Communication (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992). He is also currently a member of the UTAustin-Portugal program coordination team for the development of digital media, member of the Scientific Board of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and member of the advisory board for Digital Communities at Ars Electronica. His main research areas include media studies, participatory media, post-subcultural ethnography, and cultural criminology. Current creative outlets include Autodigest, Antifluffy, Faith, 333, Pop Blows a Fuse, Stopestra, The Tapeworm, Touch.

Nuno de Almeida Alves is a sociologist and Assistant Professor at ISCTE—IUL (University Institute of Lisbon). He is also a Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology—University Institute of Lisbon, where he has conducted research on knowledge society, education, youth and social inequalities.

Mathias Blanc is a Research Fellow at the French National Research Center (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Lille, France. After his postdoctoral research at the Institute of Sociology within the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin) from 2011 to 2013, he has started to lead an ANR research project (Visuall, 2013–2017) about...

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