Culturelink Newsletter Special Issue / March 2009
Digital culture is a new complex notion, evolving as digital trends increasingly interlope with the world of culture and arts, including different aspects of the convergence of cultures, media and information technologies, and influencing new forms of communication. The new possibilities created by ICT – global connectivity and the rise of networks – challenge our traditional ways of understanding culture, extending it to digital culture as well. Correspondigly, digital culture has spurred a whole array of new possibilities for innovative approaches and practices in the cultural sector. The concepts of creativity and innovation, as underlying theme of the European Commission's current focus, are largely redefined by the means and mediums of digital culture.
Throughout recent years, Culturelink has been continuously dedicated to researching the phenomena of digital culture, and how they have changed the reality of the cultural sector. The examination of the changes brought about by the new context of the interactive and participatory Internet and the responses of the cultural sector to them, proposed an analytical ground for an investigation of digital culture's positioning within the cultural policies' structures.
The results of Culturelink's activities in this research stream have been a number of publications and round tables, through which Culturelink provided a framework for discussing the phenomena of digital culture in a European context.
The following digital resources are available on this topic:
Round Tables and Conferences:
We invite you to visit Culturelink's website, and put these available resources to use!
The Culturelink Team
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