Vidéo: Matérialité des technologies médiatiques

L’axe 4 du CRICIS, Épistémologies critiques de la culture et de la communication, a organisé un séminaire intitulé «Matérialité des technologies médiatiques» avec Bill Buxton, professeur émérite de l’Université Concordia et Artur Matos Alves, professeur au département des sciences humaines, Lettres et Communications à la Téluq. Ce séminaire a eu lieu le 19 octobre 2018 de 9h30 à 12h30 en vidéoconférence à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (J-2625) et à l’Université Laval (DKN-3244). Les interventions étaient suivies par une discussion animée par Martin Bonnard, doctorant en communication à l’UQAM.

Bill Buxton: Harold Innis’s Communication Project: Myths, Milestones, and Missed Opportunities

Harold Adams Innis has been acknowledged as one of English Canada’s pre-eminent intellectual figures. Yet accompanying this recognition has been a strong undercurrent of mythologization, which has served to limit our understanding of his contributions. After identifying the most common myths that have come to define Innis’s activities and scholarship, we offer an alternative interpretation of how the trajectory of his thought can be understood. This involves an examination of his work on communication, with particular reference to some of his lesser known writings. We contest the claims that his engagement with communication was largely confined to the final decade of his life, that he worked on this subject in embattled isolation, and that what he produced was greeted with indifference if not scorn.

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William J. Buxton is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Concordia University and professeur associé au Département d’information et de communication à l’Université Laval. He holds an Honours BA from the University of Alberta (psychology) an MA from Oxford University (politics and philosophy) an MSc (Econ.) from London University (political sociology), a Dr. rer.pol. from Die Freie Universität Berlin (political economy), and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard  University. He has been the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship, two DAAD (German Exchange) Fellowships, a Shastri (Canada-India) Fellowship, and has served as scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center. Editor of a number of works related to Harold Innis, he has also written over eighty articles, book chapters, and reviews in the area of intellectual, media, and cultural history. Supported by a SSHRC Insight grant, he is currently doing research on the history of the Toronto School of Communication, and is writing an introduction to the 3 rd edition of Innis’s Empire and Communications, to be published by the University of Toronto Press.

Artur Alves: Théorie critique et philosophie de la technique : la praxis de la technique selon Feenberg

Cette présentation porte sur trois concepts fondamentaux de la théorie critique de la technique de Andrew Feenberg : la notion médiatrice de code technique, la théorie de l’instrumentalisation et la rationalisation démocratique. Ces éléments nous permettent de mettre en évidence la place de la pensée de Feenberg dans la généalogie de la théorie critique et de la philosophie de la technique (notamment Heidegger et Ellul).

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Artur Matos Alves est actuellement professeur à l’Université TÉLUQ. Il est titulaire d’un doctorat en communication, systèmes et technologies de la Nouvelle Université de Lisbonne (NOVA), avec une thèse sur les impacts sociaux et politiques des technologies émergentes.